Origin: OE abbod < LL(Ec) abbas < LGr(Ec) < Aram abbā, father
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- The superior of a monastery.
- Abbr. Abb. Used as a title for such a person.
Origin: Middle English abbod, from Old English, from Late Latin abbās, abbāt-, from Greek abbā, abbās, from Aramaic ’abbā, my father; see אb in Semitic roots.