• + battere, battuere (the present active infinitive of battuō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰedʰ-).
  • The noun is derived from the verb.
  • + Middle French, Old French batre (from Latin battere, battuere, the present active infinitive of battuō; see further at etymology 1). The English word was probably also influenced by the verb abate.
  • Borrowed from Italian abate, from Latin abbātem, the accusative singular of abbās, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς, a variant of ἀββᾱ, from Aramaic אַבָּא, from Proto-Semitic *ʔabw-, ultimately imitative of a child’s word for “father”. The English word is a abbot.

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