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(ἡγούμενος, fem. ἡγουμένισσα), the superior of a monastery; related terms were abbas, archimandrite, proestos, or koinobiarches. A kathegoumenos was a hegoumenos who had been ordained, a prohegoumenos was a retired ...

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