abbotcy, abbotship

[aebətsi, aebətšip]

English-Slovenian dictionary. 2013.

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  • abbot — abbotcy, abbotship, n. /ab euht/, n. a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery. [bef. 900; ME, var. of abbat < L abbat (s. of abbas) < Gk < Aram abba ABBA; r. ME, OE abbod (cf. OHG abbat) < LL abbad for abbat ] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • ab|ba|cy — «AB uh see», noun, plural cies. 1. the position or power of an abbot. 2. the term of office of an abbot. 3. the district or community ruled by an abbot. Also, abbotcy, abbotship. ╂[< Late Latin abbātia < abbās, ātis abbot. See etym. of… …   Useful english dictionary

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