ABBA

Etymology 1

Noun

abba (plural abbas)

(Christianity, Judaism) Father; religious superior; in the Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic churches, a title given to the bishops, and by the bishops to the patriarch; a title given to Jewish scholars in the Talmudic period.

Etymology 2

Variant forms.

Noun

abba (plural abbas)

Alternative form of aba

Anagrams

• AABB, abab, baba

Etymology

Noun

Abba (plural Abbas)

(Christianity) Father, an honorific title given to God in the New Testament, especially used in prayers. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]

Anagrams

• AABB, abab, baba

Source: Wiktionary


Ab"ba, n. Etym: [Syriac abba father. See Abbot.]

Definition: Father; religious superior; -- in the Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic churches, a title given to the bishops, and by the bishops to the patriarch.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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