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English

Etymology

From Anglo-Saxon abbod, abbad, from Latin abbas, abbatis, from Greek ἀββᾶς, from Hebrew av "אב", father. Compare abba, abbé.

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Noun

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abbot

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  1. 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.
  2. One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys. "Encyclopedia Britannica"

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  • Abbot of the people: a title formerly given to one of the chief magistrates in Genoa.
  • Abbot of Misrule (or Lord of Misrule), in mediæval times, the master of revels, as at Christmas; in Scotland called the Abbot of Unreason. - "Encyclopedia Britanica"

References

  • Webster 1913

Swedish

Noun

abbot c.

Inflection for abbot Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative abbot abboten abbotar abbotarna
Genitive abbots abbotens abbotars abbotarnas
  1. abbot

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