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Etymology 1[edit]

From ab +‎ -ed.


abbed (not comparable) (possessional)

  1. (slang, of a person) Having visible abdominal muscles; having abs.
  2. (slang, of a person, in combination, by extension) Having abdominal muscles of a specified kind.
    • 2007, The Advocate, numbers 988-999, page 48:
      Reality shows about lesbian surfers, on the other hand, are for fans of sex — or at least fans of sex among flat-abbed well-tanned women who also can grab a rail hang 10 or shoot a curl.
    • 2011, David Brooks, The Social Animal: A Story of How Success Happens:
      Fortunately, God, in his infinite and redeeming mercy, had also sent down a tight-abbed, small-boned Chinese-Chicana woman to rescue the innocents.

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. simple past and past participle of ab


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From Medieval Latin abbas, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς (abbâs), from Aramaic אבא (’abbā, father).


  • IPA(key): [ˈɑb̥eð], [ˈab̥eð]


abbed c (singular definite abbeden, plural indefinite abbeder)

  1. abbot (superior or head of an abbey or monastery)


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John Lock, abbed i St Albans katedral i England. — John Lock, abbot in St Albans Cathedral in England.

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  • abbé (French abbot)


From Old Norse ábóti, abbati, a term likely borrowed via Old English abbod, from Medieval Latin abbās (abbot), from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς (abbâs), alternative form of ἀββα (abba, father; title of respect given to abbots) from Aramaic אבא (’abbā, father, teacher, chief), from Proto-Semitic *ʔabw- (father), from Proto-Afroasiatic *ʔab-, ultimately an onomatopoeic nursery word. Doublet of abbé and abba.


  • IPA(key): /ˈabːəd/
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  • Rhymes: -əd
  • Hyphenation: ab‧bed


abbed m (definite singular abbeden, indefinite plural abbeder, definite plural abbedene)

  1. (Christianity) an abbot (superior or head of an abbey or monastery)
    • 1920, Jonas Lie, Samlede Digterverker II, page 212:
      Silva abbed i klosteret i Forli
      Silva abbot in the monastery in Forli
    • 1923, Lorentz Eckhoff, Paul Verlaine og symbolismen, page 30:
      i denne parc Watteau sværmer … galante abbéer og hele maskekomediens forfløine flok
      in this park Watteau swarms… gallant abbots and the whole flock of masked comedy
    • 2008, Kurt Aust, Kaos og øyeblikkets renhet:
      abbeden tilbød Kimber å bli i klosteret vinteren over
      the abbot offered Kimber to stay in the convent over the winter

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abbed m (definite singular abbeden, indefinite plural abbedar, definite plural abbedane)

  1. an abbot