Noun(1) the superior of a group of nuns
(1) These animals may have been brought by foreign dignitaries who came to pay their respects to Edith and her mother (the abbess of Wilton and a former queen).(2) She arrived at the doors of the convent while the abbess was praying in front of the church's crucifix.(3) The abbess questions the existence of the reincarnations.(4) One example of this is in his sermon on St. Hilda, the seventh-century abbess who ruled over a double monastery of men and women at Whitby.(5) This extract from Hildegard of Bingen, an abbess , is from a book of ecstatic visions.(6) Then the abbess of the convent presents Antipholus of Syracuse, also claiming redress.(7) How she longed to be in the warm company of the abbess and the sisters again.(8) And when it came to details, he was known to be worse than a fussy abbess running a nunnery.(9) He maintained a correspondence with Marie's youngest daughter, an orthodox abbess named Mother Alexandra.(10) She was an orthodox theologian, a reformer, a builder, a dramatist, a musician, an herbalist, and an abbess .(11) I have given my word to the abbess and I pledge the same to you, that she will be generously cared for.(12) We were on the topic of religious freedom when the abbess went to get our guest some more coffee.(13) Particularly in Germany, where Hildegard lived, being an abbess was a very commanding position.(14) A comparison of the rites for the consecration of an abbot or abbess reveals the emphasis in the former on leadership and strength; in the latter on the need of the abbess for divine support.(15) The abbess withheld much from me concerning the fate of my parents.(16) It was heavily funded by Otto I, who gave the abbess of the monastery much power and privilege.
(1) abbess :: 女子修道院長
1. mother superior ::
2. prioress ::
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