from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Catholic Church Used as a title for the superior of a monastery in a French-speaking area.
  • n. Roman Catholic Church Used as a title for a cleric in major or minor orders in a French-speaking area.


French, from Old French abbe, from Late Latin abbās, abbāt-, abbot; see abbot.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • So the Names Committee gave the place the name Halamish, which now appears on official maps.

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  • Then flat is owned by "Halamish", the municipal public housing company.

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  • "There's going to be all-out war," Halamish warns.

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  • A contractor in a Jewish settlement on the occupied West Bank, Halamish doesn't hire Palestinian workers because he wants them all to leave the Israeli-occupied areas.

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  • But zealots like Halamish believe God promised them this land and, unlike the secular Zionist pioneers who settled in Palestine early in this century, they are on a mission that allows no compromise.

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  • Also, Hezbollah outposts in open areas were well concealed, and Israeli troops discovered them only when they happened upon their underground bunkers, Halamish asserted.

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  • Palestinians wear balaclavas designed as their national flag and throw stones at Israeli soldiers during a protest against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

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  • For some of Halamish's settlers, irritated by the tear-gas that wafts into their living rooms from across the hill, this is not harsh enough.

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  • It sits in a valley that separates Nabi Saleh, an Arab village of 500 people half an hour's drive north of Jerusalem, from Halamish, a religious Jewish settlement.

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  • "As soon as Palestinian police come through those gates, we'll open fire," says a pensioner in Halamish, noting that religious Zionists make up 40% of Israel's combat units.

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