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Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(Aram., Syr., abba, ‘father’).

The head of a Christian monastic community, especially in the Benedictine or Cistercian traditions. The term is used in translation for the head of...

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Abbots

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 14 words.

as affix. See main name, e.g. for Abbots Bickington (Devon) see bickington.

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lay abbot

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 79 words.

*Carolingian rulers, responding to the increasing wealth and influence of *monasteries, appointed lay political supporters as abbots. Though criticized,

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Abbot, John

Vivian Rogers-Price.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Science and Mathematics. 1562 words.

Abbot, John (31 May 1751–1840), artist-naturalist, was born in London, England, the son of John Abbot, an attorney in the court of King’s Bench, Plea side, and Ann Clousinger. (Although...

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lay abbot

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

*Carolingian rulers, responding to the increasing wealth and influence of monasteries, appointed lay political supporters as abbots. Though criticized, the practice continued in France and...

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Newton Abbot

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Devon

Market town and tourist centre at the junction of the A380 and several other main roads, c. 5 m. from the coast. Sir Arthur Quiller Couch was educated...

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abbot / ~s <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 9 words.

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Abbot, Dermot Charles Hyatt

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 88 words.

CB 1959

Born 8 Sept. 1908; e s of late Reginald Arthur Brame Abbot and late Sarah Ethel Abbot; m 1947, Elsie Myrtle Arnott (Dame Elsie Abbot, DBE) (...

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Abbot, Gorham Dummer

Patrick G. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Education. 945 words.

Abbot, Gorham Dummer (03 September 1807–03 August 1874), educator of women and clergyman, was born in Brunswick, Maine, the son of “Squire” Jacob Abbot, a land trustee and sometime...

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Abbot, Henry Larcom

Martin Reuss.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Land Forces and Warfare. 1203 words.

Abbot, Henry Larcom (13 August 1831–01 October 1927), Union soldier and engineer, was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Hale Abbot and Fanny Ellingwood. Abbot’s father, a...

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Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 385 words.

A unique calendar custom which takes place in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, on the Monday following the first Sunday after 4

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Ratgar, Abbot, architect

David Parsons.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 339 words.

Abbot and architect. He was Abbot of Fulda from 802 to 817. Ratgar is described in a near-contemporary source as ‘skilful architect’ and is regarded by some authorities as second only to...

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Newton Abbot (England/UK)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 33 words.

‘New Farmstead’ or ‘New Village of the Abbot’ from the Old English nīwe, tūn, and the Latin affix

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Newton Abbot (England/UK)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 33 words.

‘New Farmstead’ or ‘New Village of the Abbot’ from the Old English nīwe, tūn, and the Latin affix

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Suger, Abbot (1081–1151)

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 68 words.

Abbot of St-Denis, near Paris (from 1122), when the church there was rebuilt (c.1135–44) in the new

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Abbot, Francis Ellingwood

Robert Bruce Mullin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1005 words.

Abbot, Francis Ellingwood (06 November 1836–23 October 1903), Unitarian clergyman and philosopher, was born in Boston, the son of Joseph Hale Abbot and Fanny Ellingwood Larcom. The senior...

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Francis Ellingwood Abbot

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

Francis Ellingwood Abbot was born in Boston, Massachusetts on 6 November 1836. Following Boston Latin School, Abbot joined the class of 1859 at Harvard College. He began his studies ranked...

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ABBOT, J. - Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 23 words.

British, 18th century, male.

Active in London c. 1770.

Painter. Still-lifes.

J. Abbot exhibited at the Society of Artists.

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Upcher, Rev. Abbot Roland

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 177 words.

MA

Born 19 Oct. 1849; 2nd s of Rev. Abbot Upcher, late of Kirby Cane, Norfolk; g-nephew of late Lord Berners of Keythorpe, Leicestershire; m...

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Abbot, Charles Greeley

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 198 words.

DSc, LLD

Born 31 May 1872; s of Harris Abbot and Ann Caroline Greeley; m 1897, Lillian Elvira Moore (d 1944); no c; m 1954, Virginia Andes Johnston; ...

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Jamison, Abbot (Peter) Christopher

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Education. 151 words.

OSB

Born 26 Dec. 1951; s of John Warren Jamison and Mary Beverley (née Allen)

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