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abax

abbās, ātis, m. (chald. אבע Vater), der Abt, Eccl. – Nbf. abba, Ven. Fort. carm. 4, 4, 16.

[Georges 1913]

abbās, ātis, m. [avus, avia], the head of an ecclesiastical community, an abbot (eccl. Lat.), Sid. 16, 114; Inscr. Mommsen, 3485 (A. D. 468). Hence,
abbātissa, ae, f., an abbess, Inscr. Mommsen, 3896 (A. D. 570); and
abbātĭa, ae, f., an abbey (eccl. Lat.), Hler.

[Lewis/Short]

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