abbotess

abbotess
abbotess
variant of abbatess, Obs., abbess.

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  • abbess — (n.) c.1300, abbese, from O.Fr. abbesse, from L.L. abbatissa, fem. of abbas (see ABBOT (Cf. abbot)). Replaced earlier abbotess …   Etymology dictionary

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