/hi gyooh"meuhn/, n. Eastern Ch.
the head of a monastery.
Also, hegumenos /hi gyooh"meuh nos'/.
[1655-65; < ML hegumenus < Gk hegoúmenos chief, lit., leading, prp. of hegeîsthai to lead]

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