hegumene

head of a nunnery

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • higoumène — ⇒HIGOUMÈNE, HÉGOUMÈNE, subst. Supérieur(e) d un monastère de rite byzantin. Le R. P. Gabriel, higoumène, eut la bonté de nous recevoir (M. RICHARD ds B.I.R.H.T., t. 13, 1964 65, p. 38). Les sœurs catholiques de rite oriental d Aubazine ne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hégoumène — ⇒HIGOUMÈNE, HÉGOUMÈNE, subst. Supérieur(e) d un monastère de rite byzantin. Le R. P. Gabriel, higoumène, eut la bonté de nous recevoir (M. RICHARD ds B.I.R.H.T., t. 13, 1964 65, p. 38). Les sœurs catholiques de rite oriental d Aubazine ne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Abbot — The word abbot, meaning father, is a title given to the head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity. The office may also be given as an honorary title to a clergyman who is not actually the head of a monastery. The female… …   Wikipedia

  • Hegumĕnos — (gr.), in griechischen Klöstern so v.w. Abt, u. Hegumene, Äbtissin …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ecclesiastical Terms — Christianity is an institution of extraordinary duration and complexity (not to mention insularity) and, over the past 2000 years, has developed its own extensive vocabulary that is largely incomprehensible to laypersons. This surprisingly large… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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