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abbey

Well this is inconvenient, isn’t it? Abbey falls smack dab in the middle of abbess and abbot, with no daylight between them. An abbey is a religious group governed by either an abbess, which I’ve already discussed, or an abbot, which I’ll discuss next. It can also mean the buildings of a, possibly former, monastery, […]

abbess

Maybe it’s because I’m ethnically Jewish and religiously atheist, but I honestly had no idea what abbess meant until I, as a part of this project, got to it on the first page of the dictionary. When I saw the word, before I looked at the definition, I assumed it was a smallish abscess. (We […]