Definitions for abbessˈæb ɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abbess, mother superior, prioress(noun)

    the superior of a group of nuns

Wiktionary

  1. abbess(Noun)

    A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks.

    The abbess was always after the nuns to keep the convent immaculately clean.

  2. Origin: * First attested around 1300.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abbess(noun)

    a female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey

  2. Origin: [OF. abaesse, abeesse, F. abbesse, L. abbatissa, fem. of abbas, abbatis, abbot. See Abbot.]

Freebase

  1. Abbess

    An abbess is the female superior, or mother superior, of a community of nuns, often an abbey.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abbess

    ab′es, n. the female superior of a religious community of women. [Earlier Abbatess, fem. of Abbot.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abbess in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abbess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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