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Definition of the noun abbess
What does abbess mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: abbesses
- the superior of a group of nuns
- example: Schedoni and the Abbess are symbols of power.
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of abbess: mother superior / prioress
- more generic word: superior = the head of a religious community
- more specific word: mother = a term of address for a mother superior
Alternative definition of the noun abbess
- A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks.
- synonym: mother superior
- Abbess is a fictional character from the 2012 film Cloud Atlas.
- Abbess is a fictional character from the 2009 film Black Field.
- Abbess is a fictional character from the 1993 film Magnificat.
There are other characters with in their name, like Mother Abbess.
Abbess: An abbess is the female superior of a community of nuns, often an abbey.
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by Sofia de Melo Araújo, Fátima Vieira
The Abbess is a character that rarely appears in the scenes but, even...
The Town and Country Magazine, Or Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction, and Entertainment (1769)
Herforden, an illustrious nunnery of the confession of Augsbourg, in the ciicle of Westphalia, whole abbess is a princess of the empire, and has a voice and feat in the diet. Hedwige Sophia- Augusta, princess of Holstein-Gottorp, is the present ...
by Thomas Nugent
At present it is remarkable only for 'a nunnery, whose abbess is a Luther-an, and sovereign of the place, 'though under the pratection of the house of-Brandmburg, who purchased 'the ...
Veiled Desires (2013)
Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film by Maureen Sabine
Maria's second, reluctant interview with the Mother Abbess is the most revealing scene in The Sound of Music, even though it is filmed in semidarkness with the two principals often looking away from ...
by Jakob G. Boetticher, William Playfair
The abbess is the first in rank of the nobility of Holstein. A duty Jess L IN 227 is exaếted here from all ships coming from the Elbe, and from Willster up the Stör. In the year 1738 King Christian VI. established a college for trade here. It lies 8 ...
God’s Plan of Creation (2014)
Written for All God’s Children Who Want to Know and Are Not Afraid to Think by Robert N. Smith
How accurate was the scripture when it says the one that ascended is the self-same one that descended into the abbess John: 6-62. The abbess is the darkness of the physical elemental universe.
by John Luccock
The Lady Abbess is a fine portly woman, about ...
A Geographical, Historical and Political Description of the Empire of Germany, Holland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Prussia, Italy, Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia (1800)
With a Gazetteer of Reference to the Principal Places in Those Countries by Jac. Gottlieb Isaak Boetticher, William Playfair
The abbess is the first in rank of the nobility of Holstein. A ...
or, A Geographical Dictionary: Containing, in Alphabetical Order, a Description of All the Countries, Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, Principal Rivers, Lakes, Harbors, Mountains, &c., &c. in Europe, Asia, and Africa, with their Adjacent Islands by Jedidiah Morse, Elijah Parish
famous proiestant «»- bev, whose abbess is a princess of the env- pire. The inhabitants of the town subsist by brewing, husbandry, and scecaag cattle: 10 miles H E Halberstadt, loo. II 34 E, lat. 5U 1 N. QuKulermgi, a borough in Kent, in tie ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
It has a celebrated abbey of Canonesses, whose abbess is a princess of the empire, and a Roman catholic. st has also an ancient castle built by Tiberiu', and a wall erected by Constantius Chlorus. It was 4 ...
Three Volume Set Volume I A-F Volume II G-P Volume III Q-Z by Gordon Williams
abbess proprietress of a nunnery (brothel). F&H examine possible lines of degeneration of the standard meaning, including 'the alleged illicit amours of Abelard and Heloise' and such festive roles as Abbot of Misrule. But the analogy between ...
by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson
+ Also Bridget and Bride of Ireland, one of the foremost saints of Ireland, abbess of Kildare, and the "Mary of the Gael." While much revered among the Irish, ...
Encyclopedia of Catholicism (2006)
by Frank K. Flinn
An abbess (female) or abbot (male) is an experienced NUN or MONK who serves as a) the spiritual guide of beginners in the monastic life, whether eremitical or cenobitic; or b) who canonically serves as the religious superior of ...
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Scrabble value of A1B3B3E1S1S1
The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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