Manse vs Abbey - What's the difference?

manse | abbey |

As proper nouns the difference between manse and abbey

is that manse is commonly used nickname of the city of tampere, in finland (pop 200,000) while abbey is .



(wikipedia manse)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) mansien, apheretic variant of amansien, from (etyl) . More at (l).


  • To excommunicate; curse.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , from whence also manor, mansion.


    (en noun)
  • A house inhabited by the minister of a parish.
  • (archaic) A family dwelling, an owner-occupied house.
  • A large house, a mansion.
  • Quotations
    * circa 1890 : George Otto Trevelyan, Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay *: All favourable hereditary influences, both intellectual and moral, are assured by a genealogy which derives from a Scotch Manse .


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    (en noun)
  • The office or dominion of an abbot or abbess.
  • A monastery or society of people, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy, which is headed by an abbot or abbess; also, the monastic building or buildings.
  • From 1199 to 1203 William Punchard was the abbot of the abbey of Rievaulx, which was part of the Cistercian order of monks.
  • The church of a monastery.
  • (UK) A residence that was previously an abbatial building.
  • (capitalized) In London, the Abbey is short for Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood.
  • See also

    * cloister * convent * friary * monastery * nunnery * priory