Abbey (noun)

  1. A monastery or convent ruled by an abbot or abbess.
  2. A building used by such a community of people dedicated to religious life.
  3. A church associated with a monastery or convent.


From old french abbaie, from late latin abbatia, from latin abbatem ("abbot"), from aramaic abbā ("father"), from ancient greek abbás ("father").


  1. The abbey was founded in the 11th century and has been a center of learning and devotion ever since.
  2. The abbey is known for its beautiful architecture and rich history.
  3. The abbey was home to a community of nuns who dedicated their lives to prayer and service.
  4. The abbey was sacked by the invaders and its treasures were taken or destroyed.
  5. The abbey is a popular tourist destination and attracts many visitors every year.
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