אבא

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Aramaic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

Noun[edit]

אַבָּא ‎(ʾabbām ‎(plural אֲבָהָתָא, singular construct אֲבוּ, feminine counterpart אִמָּא)

  1. father, ancestor, progenitor
  2. teacher
  3. chief, leader
  4. author, originator

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

אבא ‎(transliteration neededm ‎(plural אבנא or אבא)

  1. thicket, woods, grove
  2. produce, fruit, vegetable

References[edit]

  • )b”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Jastrow, Marcus (1903) A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, London, New York: Luzac & Co., G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

Noun[edit]

אַבָּא ‎(ábam ‎(feminine counterpart אמא)

  1. (colloquial) Dad, daddy.
    • 2009, אביתר בנאי, אבא
      אבא, אני רוצה לעמוד מולך
      להאמין שאתה אבא טוב
      אבא, אני צריך לדעת שאתה אוהב אותי
      ככה סתם אבא טוב
  2. (Rabbinic Hebrew) Father, especially the speaker's own father.

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