Abuna

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See also: abuna and Abunã

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Portuguese 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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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. ^ “Abuna” in William Morris, editor, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New York, N.Y.: American Heritage Publishing Co., 1971 [1969], OCLC 299754516, page 6.
  2. ^ “Abuna” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 10.