In The Abyssinian he tells the story of a diplomatic mission from Louis XIV of France to the King of Abyssinia.
Abyssinia proper is an elevated region, with a general slope to the north-west.
There are two countries from which they may have been derived, India and Abyssinia.
There are very often feuds and disputes going on among the petty chiefs, especially in this part of Abyssinia.
At this time about a hundred Moslems emigrated to Abyssinia.
The British Mission in Abyssinia seems to have got into difficulties.
The Prince of Abyssinia left the gate open when he, poor fool!
The very interesting pictures of Abyssinia by the 10th Company of Engineers were very attractive.
Some one asked him what musical instruments were used in Abyssinia.
There he became king of Abyssinia, and his Israelite companions married native women, so a new nation sprang into existence.
old name for Ethiopia, 1630s, from Modern Latin Abyssinia, from Arabic Habasah, the name for the region, said to be from Amharic hbsh "mixed," in reference to the different races dwelling there. In 1920s-30s popular as a slang pun for "I'll be seeing you." Related: Abyssinian.