Abyssinian

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Etymology[edit]

Abyssinia +‎ -n

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Adjective[edit]

Abyssinian (not comparable)

  1. (dated, usually capitalized) Of or pertaining to Ethiopia or its inhabitants; Ethiopian. [First attested in the late 18th century.][1]

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Noun[edit]

Abyssinian (plural Abyssinians)

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  1. A short-haired domestic cat descended from cats of ancient Egypt making it one of the oldest breeds in the world; Abyssinian cat. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]
  2. A member of the Abyssinian Church.
  3. (dated) A native of Ethiopia. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]

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Abyssinian

  1. The Amharic language.

Derived terms[edit]

  • Abyssinian gold - an alloy of 90.74 parts of copper and 8.33 parts of zinc

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 11