abbotess

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abbot +‎ -ess

Noun[edit]

abbotess (plural abbotesses)

  1. Obsolete form of abbess. [attested until the late 17th century]

References[edit]

  • Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], →ISBN), page 2
  • Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 3