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See also: abyssine
- Rare form of Abyssinian. [since the mid 17th century]
1781, C. Bathurst, The Modern Part of an Universal History From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time:
- ...expressly forbidding the Abyssine clergy, monks, and priests, to perform any priestly functions.
- The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford University Press, 2003