Examples from the Web for abyssinia
In The Abyssinian he tells the story of a diplomatic mission from Louis XIV of France to the King of Abyssinia.The Thief of Words: Starling Lawrence
October 11, 2013
Some believers, sixteen in number, had already left for Abyssinia.
At this time about a hundred Moslems emigrated to Abyssinia.
There were some Christian converts to Islam at Abyssinia also.
The Prince of Abyssinia left the gate open when he, poor fool!Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska
Charles Warren Stoddard
The stories deal with boys' adventures in India, China and Abyssinia.Frank Merriwell's Bravery
Burt L. Standish
- a former name for Ethiopia
Word Origin and History for abyssinia
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.