Abba

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See also: abba and abba-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Latin, from Ancient Greek, from Aramaic אבא/ܐܒܐ (ʼabbāʼ, father).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Abba (plural Abbas)

  1. (Christianity) Father, an honorific title given to God in the New Testament, especially used in prayers.[1] [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Abba

  1. A surname​.