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Abba

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or ab·ba

[ ab-uh ]
/ ˈæb ə /
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Definition of Abba

noun
a title of reverence for bishops and patriarchs in the Coptic, Ethiopian Christian, and Syriac churches.
New Testament. an Aramaic word for father, used by Jesus and Paul to address God in a relation of personal intimacy.
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Origin of Abba

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From the Aramaic word abbā “father”

Other definitions for Abba (2 of 2)

Abba2
[ ah-bah ]
/ ˈɑ bɑ /

noun
a female day name for Thursday.See under day name.
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British Dictionary definitions for Abba (1 of 2)

Abba1
/ (ˈæbə) /

noun
Swedish pop group (1972–82): comprised Benny Andersson (born 1946), Agnetha Faltskog (born 1950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (born 1945), and Bjorn Ulvaeus (born 1945); numerous hit singles included "Waterloo" (1974), "Dancing Queen" (1977), and "The Winner Takes It All" (1980)

British Dictionary definitions for Abba (2 of 2)

Abba2
/ (ˈæbə) /

noun
New Testament father (used of God)
a title given to bishops and patriarchs in the Syrian, Coptic, and Ethiopian Churches

Word Origin for Abba

from Aramaic
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