- the title of the chief bishop of the Ethiopian Church.
Origin of Abuna
< Arabic, equivalent to abū father + -nā our
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Examples from the Web for abuna
It is the tomb of Aahmes, the son of Abuna, the chief of the steersmen.The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)
The head of the church is called the Abuna ('our father'), and is consecrated by the Coptic patriarch of Alexandria.
The aged Abuna found himself alone and deserted in the same spot which he had occupied during the attack.
The Abuna quitted the court, plunged in the deepest distress, and a bloody war ensued, which shook the empire to its foundation.
But a more imposing rite attends the oath of celibacy before the Abuna.