a man who is head of an abbey of monks
Origin of abbotOld English abbod from Ecclesiastical Late Latin abbas from Ecclesiastical Late Greek from Aramaic abb?, father
1872-1973; U.S. astrophysicist
- The superior of a monastery.
- Used as a title for such a person.
Origin of abbotMiddle English abbod from Old English from Late Latin abbās abbāt- from Greek abbā, abbās from Aramaic 'abbā my father ℵb