abbodesse

[äb•bo•dess•s ] f (-an/-an) abbess

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • abbess — /ab is/, n. a woman who is the superior of a convent of nuns. [1275 1325; ME abbesse < OF abbesse, abaesse < LL abbatissa, fem. of abbas ABBOT; r. ME abbatisse < LL; in turn r. OE abadisse, abbodesse (cf. OHG abbatissa) < LL *ab(b)adissa for… …   Universalium

  • abbodysse — see abbodesse …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • abbudisse — see abbodesse …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • abedisse — see abbodesse …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • isse — feminine suffix this suffix, the Latin issa, which in later English became the common suffix to mark the feminine gender, is found before the Norman Conquest in abbodesse; [compare estre] …   Old to modern English dictionary

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