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 abbas, abbat-, from Greek abba, abbas, from Aramaic ’abba, my father; see ℵb in Semitic roots.