Definitions for abbeyˈæb i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess.
the church of an abbey.
Origin of abbey:
1200–50; ME < OF abeie < LL abbātiaabbacy
a church associated with a monastery or convent
a convent ruled by an abbess
a monastery ruled by an abbot
A monastery or society of people, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy, which is headed by an abbot or abbess; also, the monastic building or buildings.
From 1199 to 1203 William Punchard was the abbot of the abbey of Rievaulx, which was part of the Cistercian order of monks.
The church of a monastery.
In London, the Abbey is short for Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood. The name is also retained for a private residence on the site of an abbey; as, Newstead Abbey, the residence of Lord Byron.
A diminutive of the female given name Abigail.
Origin: From Abigail.
a monastery or society of persons of either sex, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy; also, the monastic building or buildings
the church of a monastery
An abbey is a Catholic monastery or convent, under the authority of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serves as the spiritual father or mother of the community. The term can also refer to an establishment which has long ceased to function as an abbey, in some cases for centuries. There were many orders that had their own styles of abbeys. Among these were the primary orders such as Benedictine, Cistercian, Carthusian. However there were also the minor order such as the Dominicans, Franciscans, and Carmelites.
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Translations for abbey
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the building(s) in which a Christian (usually Roman Catholic) group of monks or nuns lives.
- دَيْـر الرُّهْبَانArabic
- abadiaPortuguese (BR)
- die AbteiGerman
- καθολικό μοναστήριGreek
- ईसाइयों का मठHindi
- abatija, vienuolynasLithuanian
- صومعه، كليساPersian
- صومعه، كليساPashto
- (男或女)修道院Chinese (Trad.)
- یا راہب خانہ خانقاہUrdu
- tu việnVietnamese
- 修道院Chinese (Simp.)
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