Meaning of ABBEY in English


/ ˈæbi; NAmE / noun

a large church together with a group of buildings in which monks or nuns live or lived in the past :

Westminster Abbey

a ruined abbey



Middle English : from Old French abbeie , from medieval Latin abbatia abbacy, from abbas , abbat- , from Greek abbas father, from Aramaic 'abbā .

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