+ 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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