abuna (plural abunas)

(Christianity) The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church.

Etymology 1

Proper noun

Abuna (uncountable)

A river in northeastern Bolivia that forms part of its border with Brazil.

Etymology 2

Proper noun


The title of the leader, or patriarch, of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. [First attested in the early 17th century.]

Source: Wiktionary

A*bu"na, n. Etym: [Eth. and Ar., our father.]

Definition: The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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8 December 2022


(noun) the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; “the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father”

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