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Date: 800-900
Language: Late Latin
Origin: abbas, from Late Greek, from Aramaic abba 'father'

abbot

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity
ab‧bot [countable]
RRC a man who is in charge of a monastery (=a place where a group of monks live)

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