See also: abbe, Abbe, Abbé, and Äbbe

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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from French abbé (abbot), from Latin abbās (abbot). Doublet of abbot.

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Noun edit

abbé (plural abbés)

  1. (obsolete) A French abbot, the (male) head of an abbey. [mid 16th century]
  2. An honorific title for a member of the French clergy. [mid 16th century]

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French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French abé, borrowed from Latin abbātem, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶ (abbâ), from Aramaic אבא (’abbā, father). Compare English abbot.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /a.be/
  • (file)

Noun edit

abbé m (plural abbés, feminine abbesse)

  1. an abbot, the head of an abbey
  2. (dated) a title or honorific given to priests in general
    Synonym: père

Antonyms edit

  • (antonym(s) of abbot): abbesse (abbess) (female head of an abbey)

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Descendants edit

  • English: abbé
  • German: Abbé
  • Norwegian Bokmål: abbé
  • Slovak: abbé
  • Swedish: abbé

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Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French abbé (abbot), from Latin abbās (abbot),[1] from Ancient Greek ἀββα, ἀββᾶς (abba, abbâs, father; abbot), from Aramaic אבא (’abbā, father). Doublet of apát.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒbːeː]
  • Hyphenation: ab‧bé
  • Rhymes: -beː

Noun edit

abbé (plural abbék)

  1. abbé (member of the French clergy)
    • 1878, Ferenc Fiáth, Életem és élményeim, volume 1, Budapest: Tettey Nándor és Társa, page 157:
      Mert míg a középnemesség, szive minden költészetével ragaszkodott hazájához, nemzetiségéhez, szokásaihoz: addig főuraink legfölebb szánalommal néztek ezen törekvéseinkre; gyermekeiket otthon tanítatták német Hofmeisterek vagy franczia „abbék“ által.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  2. (rare) abbot (superior or head of an abbey or monastery)
    Synonym: apát

Declension edit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative abbé abbék
accusative abbét abbékat
dative abbénak abbéknak
instrumental abbéval abbékkal
causal-final abbéért abbékért
translative abbévá abbékká
terminative abbéig abbékig
essive-formal abbéként abbékként
essive-modal
inessive abbéban abbékban
superessive abbén abbékon
adessive abbénál abbéknál
illative abbéba abbékba
sublative abbéra abbékra
allative abbéhoz abbékhoz
elative abbéból abbékból
delative abbéról abbékról
ablative abbétól abbéktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
abbéé abbéké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
abbééi abbékéi
Possessive forms of abbé
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. abbém abbéim
2nd person sing. abbéd abbéid
3rd person sing. abbéja abbéi
1st person plural abbénk abbéink
2nd person plural abbétok abbéitok
3rd person plural abbéjuk abbéik

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References edit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Further reading edit

  • abbé in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)

Norman edit

Etymology edit

From Old French abé, borrowed from Latin abbās, abbātis (abbot).

Noun edit

abbé m (plural abbés)

  1. (Jersey) abbot

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

 
French abbé from the 18th century.

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Etymology edit

From French abbé (abbot; honorific given to priests), from Old French [Term?], from Latin abbās, abbātem, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς (abbâs), alternative form of ἀββα (abba, father; title of respect given to abbots) from Aramaic אבא (’abbā, father, teacher, chief), from Proto-Semitic *ʔabw- (father), from Proto-Afroasiatic *ʔab-, ultimately an onomatopoeic nursery word. Doublet of abbed and abba.

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abbé m (definite singular abbéen or abbeen, indefinite plural abbéer or abbeer, definite plural abbéene or abbeene)

  1. (Christianity) an abbé (a French abbot, the (male) head of an abbey)
  2. an abbé (an honorific title for a member of the French clergy)

References edit

  • “abbé” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • abbé” in Store norske leksikon

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Slovak edit

Etymology edit

From the French abbé (abbot), from Latin abbās (abbot), from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς (abbâs), ἀββα (abba), from Aramaic אבא (ʾabbāʾ, father). Doublet of opát.

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abbé m anim (genitive singular abbého, nominative plural abbéovia, declension pattern of kuli)

  1. abbot

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References edit

  • abbé”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French abbé (abbot)

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Noun edit

abbé c

  1. an abbot

Declension edit

Declension of abbé 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative abbé abbén abbéer abbéerna
Genitive abbés abbéns abbéers abbéernas
Declension of abbé 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative abbé abbéen abbéer abbéerna
Genitive abbés abbéens abbéers abbéernas

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