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Abba

1
or ab·ba

[ ab-uh ]

noun

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


Abba

2

[ ah-bah ]

noun

  1. a female day name for Thursday. day name

Abba

1

/ ˈæbə /

noun

  1. AnderssonBenny1946MSwedishMUSIC: multi-instrumentalistMUSIC: songwriter FaltskogAgnetha1950FSwedishMUSIC: popular singer LyngstadAnni-Frid1945FSwedishMUSIC: popular singer UlvaeusBjorn1945MSwedishMUSIC: multi-instrumentalistMUSIC: songwriter 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)


Abba

2

/ ˈæbə /

noun

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Abba1

From the Aramaic word abbā “father”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Abba1

from Aramaic

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Example Sentences

Plus, she managed to find raw emotion in an Abba song—no easy feat.

Abba Eban famously quipped that the Palestinians never miss a chance to miss a chance.

He was in one aisle, the Israeli statesman Abba Eban was in another, and I was moving between the two.

And of ABBA's four members, just two showed up to be presented with their awards from Barry and Robin Gibb.

The Spirit intercedes for us not in many words or long prayers, but with groanings, with little sounds like "Abba."

This one little word "Abba" surpasses the eloquence of a Demosthenes and a Cicero.

Its most northern extremity, the summit of Abba Yared, is fifteen thousand feet high.

Abba-Areka had been commanded to control the prices of the market, and to prevent the necessaries of life from becoming too dear.

Twelve hundred disciples, attracted by Abba-Areka's reputation, flocked together from every district of Babylonia.

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