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hegumen

[ hi-gyoo-muhn ]
/ hɪˈgyu mən /
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noun Eastern Church.
the head of a monastery.
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Also he·gu·me·nos [hi-gyoo-muh-nos]. /hɪˈgyu məˌnɒs/.

Origin of hegumen

1655–65; <Medieval Latin hēgūmenus<Greek hēgoúmenos chief, literally, leading, present participle of hēgeîsthai to lead
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British Dictionary definitions for hegumen

hegumen

hegumenos (hɪˈɡjuːmɪˌnəʊs)

/ (hɪˈɡjuːmɛn) /

noun
the head of a monastery of the Eastern Church

Word Origin for hegumen

C16: from Medieval Latin hēgūmenus, from Late Greek hēgoumenos leader, from Greek hēgeisthai to lead
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