Meaning of ABBESS in English

ABBESS

/ ˈæbes; NAmE / noun

a woman who is the head of a convent

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French abbesse female abbot, from ecclesiastical Latin abbatissa , from abbas , abbat- , from Greek abbas father, from Aramaic 'abbā .

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