abbedisse

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin abbātissa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abedisə/, [ɑb̥eˈd̥isə]

Noun[edit]

abbedisse c (singular definite abbedissen, plural indefinite abbedisser)

  1. abbess (female superior of a nunnery)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Abbedisse Hildegard von Bingen. — Abbess Hildegard von Bingen.

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse abbadís, abbadissa (abbess), through Middle Low German abbadisse, from Medieval Latin abbātissa (abbess, female head of an abbey), from both Latin abbās, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς (abbâs), an alternative form of ἀββα (abba, father, title of respect given to abbots) from Aramaic אבא(’abbā, father), from Proto-Semitic *ʔabw- (father), from Proto-Afroasiatic *ʔab-, ultimately an onomatopoeic nursery word, and from -issa (feminine noun-forming suffix), from Ancient Greek -ισσα (-issa), likely from -ης (-ēs), from Proto-Indo-European *-ēs.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abeˈdɪsːə/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪsːə
  • Hyphenation: ab‧be‧dis‧se

Noun[edit]

abbedisse f or m (definite singular abbedissa or abbedissen, indefinite plural abbedisser, definite plural abbedissene)

  1. (Christianity) an abbess (female superior of a nunnery)
    • 1968, Johan Borgen, Alltid på en søndag, page 59:
      kongedatteren [Valborg] var misjonær og endte som abbedisse
      the king's daughter [Valborg] was a missionary and ended up as an abbess
    • 1940, I. Reichborn-Kjennerud, Vår gamle trolldomsmedisin III, page 41:
      den lærde abbedisse Hildegard fra Bingen
      the learned abbess Hildegard of Bingen
    • 2003, Vera Henriksen, Jarlefeiden, page 428:
      hertug Skule opprettet ca. år 1230 et rikt utstyrt nonnekloster på Rein, og hans søster Sigrid ble klosterets første abbedisse
      duke Skule created in approx. 1230 a richly equipped nunnery on Rein, and his sister Sigrid became the monastery's first abbess
    • 2009, Bergen byleksikon, page 338:
      man kjenner navnene på de abbedissene som ble valgt i 1320 og 1326, og ved det førstnevnte valget deltok 35 nonner
      one knows the names of the abbesses who were elected in 1320 and 1326, and in the first-mentioned election 35 nuns participated

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin abbātissa

Noun[edit]

abbedisse f (definite singular abbedissa, indefinite plural abbedisser, definite plural abbedissene)

  1. an abbess

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