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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [a-bey, ab-ey; French a-bey]
    • /æˈbeɪ, ˈæb eɪ; French aˈbeɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [a-bey, ab-ey; French a-bey]
    • /æˈbeɪ, ˈæb eɪ; French aˈbeɪ/

Definitions of abbes word

  • noun plural abbes a member of the secular clergy. 1
  • noun plural abbes a title of respect for any ecclesiastic or clergyman. 1
  • noun abbes Plural form of abbe. 1
  • noun abbes plural of abbe. 0

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Origin of abbes

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
1520-30; < French, Middle French < Late Latin abbāte(m), accusative of abbās abbot

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Parts of speech for Abbes


abbes popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abbes usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abbes

noun abbes

  • minister — a person authorized to conduct religious worship; member of the clergy; pastor.
  • confessor — A confessor is a priest who hears a person's confession.
  • pastor — a minister or priest in charge of a church.
  • preacher — a person whose occupation or function it is to preach the gospel.
  • parson — a member of the clergy, especially a Protestant minister; pastor; rector.

Antonyms for abbes

noun abbes

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