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  1. father: a title of a clergyman or saint in the Coptic Church.
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Also amba.

Origin of anba

< Arabic < Coptic apa, abba < Syriac abbā father
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Historical Examples of 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