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abbey

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈæbi/
a group of buildings that is a home for monks or nuns (= religious men or women who live separately from other people) Religious buildings and places
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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