Meaning of ABBESS in English



Pronunciation: ' a-b ə s

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English abbesse, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin abbatissa, feminine of abbat-, abbas

Date: 13th century

: a woman who is the superior of a convent of nuns

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