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Definition of the noun abbe

What does abbe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abbes

  1. a French abbot
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: abbot / archimandrite = the superior of an abbey of monks

Alternative definition of the noun abbe


  1. [obsolete] An abbot, the (male) head of an abbey, sometime used in the general sense of a priest or clergyman.


  1. Abbe a.k.a. Abbé is a fictional film character in 1968 film Capricious Summer directed by Jiří Menzel.
  2. Abbe a.k.a. Abbé is a fictional character from the 1960 film Die schöne Lurette.
  3. Abbe a.k.a. Abbe Nilsson is a fictional character from the 1980 film Madicken på Junibacken.


  1. Abbe a.k.a. Abbé is the French word for abbot. It is the title for lower-ranking Catholic clergymen in France.
  2. Abbe is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It is located just to the south of the crater Hess, and lies to the east of the large walled basin Poincaré. It is named after the German physicist Ernst Abbe.
    • also known as 阿贝环形山
  3. Abbe a.k.a. Abé Language: Abé is a language of uncertain classification within the Kwa branch of the Niger–Congo family. It is spoken in Ivory Coast.
    • also known as Abi, Abbey, Abbé, Abe language

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Google previewFour Papers (1984)

Technological Trends and the Building Industry

ABBE is the research and advisory unit of the National Research Council that is concerned with issues of science and technology as they apply to ...

Google previewIllustrated Guide to France (2003)

by Automobile Association (Great Britain)

Pont-l'Abbe is the capital of the pays Bigouden ...

Google previewThe Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal (1791)

by Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths

N n The The Abbe is a violent pleader for the hierarchy of ...

Google previewLetters Written During a Tour Through Normandy, Britanny, and Other Parts of France, in 1818 (1820)

Including Local and Historical Descriptions; with Remarks on the Manners and Character of the People by Anna Eliza Bray, Mrs. Bray (Anna Eliza)

The Abbe is a sincere Catholic, and speaks x2 BAYEUJT.

Google previewThe International Standard (1884)

A Magazine Devoted to the Discussion and Dissemination of the Wisdom Contained in the Great Pyramid of Jeezeh in Egypt

The Abbe is an able scientist and writer, and is author of the following work: "The Splendors of the Faith, or the perfect harmony between Revelation and Science, Faith and Reason," 5 vols. ; also founder, editor, and director of the weekly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Scientists (2007)

by Elizabeth H. Oakes

Abbe, Cleveland ( 838– 9 6) American Meteorologist Cleveland Abbe ushered in the modern era of meteorology by instituting a national system of daily weather reports and forecasts that served as the prototype for the U.S. Weather Bureau, ...

Google previewThe Works of Voltaire: A philosophical dictionary (1901)

by Voltaire

ABBE. The word abbe, let it be remembered, signifies father. If you become one you render a service to the state ; you doubtless perform the best work that a man can perform; you give birth to a thinking being : in this action there is something ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Medallists: E-H (1904)

by Leonard Forrer

ot Damas; — Abbe Deguerry, curate of the Madeleine at Paris; — Edm. Delvincourt; — R.P. Dominique; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society (2010)

by David H. Guston

Abbe and Aberrations By 1700, though, it was obvious that microscopes would be unable to resolve the elementary constituents of matter, and natural philosophers rapidly lost interest. Microscopes contributed little to science for the next ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sixties (2011)

A Decade of Culture and Counterculture by Abbe A. Debolt, James S. Baugess

Baugess, Abbe A. Debolt...

ABBE ALLEN DEBOLT is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and has earned two graduate degrees at The Ohio State University and one from Ohio ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3B3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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