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Meaning of "abbey" in Essential English Dictionary

abbey

noun   /ˈæbi/
a group of buildings that includes a large Christian church, where religious men or women once lived: Westminster Abbey
Translations of “abbey”
in Arabic دَيْر…
in Korean 사원…
in Malaysian gereja, Gereja Westminster…
in French abbaye…
in Turkish manastır…
in Italian abbazia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大修道院, 大寺院, 大教堂…
in Russian монастырь, аббатство…
in Polish opactwo…
in Vietnamese tu viện…
in Spanish abadía…
in Portuguese abadia…
in Thai สำนักสงฆ์, วิหาร…
in German die Abtei, Abtei(kirche)…
in Catalan abadia…
in Japanese 大修道院, 大寺院…
in Indonesian biara, gereja…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大修道院, 大寺院, 大教堂…
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