Abuna

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See also: abuna and Abunã

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Abuna (uncountable)

  1. A river in northeastern Bolivia that forms part of its border with Brazil.[1]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Amharic, from Arabic أَبُونَا (ʾabūnā, our father), from أَبُو (ʾabū), a form of أَب (ʾab, father), and ـنَا (-nā, our).

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Abuna

  1. The title of the leader, or patriarch, of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. [First attested in the early 17th century.][2]
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  1. ^ William Morris (editor), The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1971 [1969]; American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc.; ISBN 0-395-09066-0), page 6
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0198605751), page 10