Definition of abbotess in English:

abbotess

noun

  • Abbess.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Inscription on Book. From post-classical Latin abbatissa, in some forms with -d- partly reflecting late Latin and early Romance pronunciation and partly after some forms abbot; compare also Anglo-Norman abedesse. The some forms show remodelling after abbot and -ess.

Pronunciation

abbotess

/ˈabətɪs//ˌabəˈtɛs/