The exceptional or mind of an abbey
- the superior of an abbey of monks
- The superior or head of an abbey.
- One of a course of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys.
Name Origin: Hebrew
Name Gender: Male
Old English abbod "abbot," from Latin abbatem (nominative abbas), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic abba, name of honor, actually "the daddy, my dad," emphatic condition of abh "father." The Latin fem. abbatissa is root of abbess.
(letter.) The superior or head of an abbey.
- (letter.) Among a class of bishops whose sees were previously abbeys.
SILVESTER II., pope from 999 till 1003, and previously famous, under his Christian name of Gerbert, first as a teacher and afterwards as archbishop successively of Reims and Ravenna, was an Aquitanian by birth, and was educated at the abbey of St Gerold in Aurillac. Here he seems to have had Gerald for his abbot and Raymond for his instructor, both of whom were among the most trusted correspondents of his later life.