Definitions for abbotˈæb ət
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a man who is the head or superior of a monastery.
Origin of abbot:
bef. 900; ME, var. of abbat < L abbāt-, s. of abbās < Gk < Aramaic abbā father
Charles Greeley, 1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist.
the superior of an abbey of monks
The superior or head of an abbey or monastery.
The newly appointed abbot decided to take a tour of the abbey with the cardinal's emissary.
One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. "Encyclopedia Britannica"
the superior or head of an abbey
one of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys
The word abbot, meaning father, is a title given to the head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity. This article is intended to present facts related to the role and history associated with abbots in Christianity. The office may also be given as an honorary title to a clergyman who is not actually the head of a monastery. The female equivalent is abbess.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
head of an abbey. There were two classes of abbots: Abbots Regular, as being such in fact, and Abbots Commendatory, as guardians and drawing the revenues.
Translations for abbot
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the male head of an abbey.
- رَئِيس دَيْرArabic
- игумен, абатBulgarian
- abadePortuguese (BR)
- der Abt/dieÄbtissinGerman
- abbed; abbedisseDanish
- abad; abadesaSpanish
- abt, abtissEstonian
- رئیس صومعهFarsi
- abbé, abbesseFrench
- רֹאש הַמִנזָר לִגבָרִיםHebrew
- opat, opaticaCroatian
- abas, biarawanIndonesian
- ábóti; abbadísIcelandic
- abats, klostera priekšnieksLatvian
- ketua biarawanMalay
- abbed; abbedisseNorwegian
- رئیس صومعهPersian
- د صومعه رئيسPashto
- stareţ, stareţăRomanian
- аббат; аббатиссаRussian
- opát, abatišaSlovak
- opat; opatinjaSlovenian
- baş rahipTurkish
- 男修道院院長Chinese (Trad.)
- صدر پادریUrdu
- cha trưởng tu việnVietnamese
- 男修道院院长Chinese (Simp.)
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