abbey etymology

English word abbey comes from Latin abbatem, Latin -ia, and later Latin abbatia ((Late Latin) an abbey.)

Detailed word origin of abbey

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
abbatem Latin (lat)
-ia Latin (lat) Used to form an abstract noun, usually from an adjective stem.
abbatia Latin (lat) (Late Latin) an abbey.
abaie Old French (fro) Abbey.
abbeye Middle English (enm)
abbey English (eng) (UK) A residence that was previously an abbatial building.[Mid 16th century.]. A monastery or society of people, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy, which is headed by an abbot or abbess; also, the monastic building or buildings. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]. The church of a monastery. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]. The office or dominion of an [...]

Words with the same origin as abbey

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