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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Examples from the Web for hegumen
Historical Examples of hegumen
Eventually, though against my will, they raised me their Hegumen.
"Thou art a good son, Sergius," the Hegumen said, with some cheer.
As a teacher and example, how unlike this Hegumen was to Hilarion.
The manner of the utterance, and the thought compelled the Hegumen's notice.
Sergius, did the Hegumen tell you whence this calumny had origin?
British Dictionary definitions for hegumen
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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