hegumen

[hi-gyoo-muh n]
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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hegumen

hegumenos (hɪˈɡjuːmɪˌnəʊs)

noun
  1. 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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