- father: a title of a clergyman or saint in the Coptic Church.
Origin of anba
< Arabic < Coptic apa, abba < Syriac abbā father
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for anba
Some say that throughout this ceremony sacred songs were sung: "Anba iugqti waan gini," They sat singing throughout the day.Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))
James Owen Dorsey