abb

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See also: -abb and abb.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abb, from Old English āweb, āb, ōweb, from away + web (warp thread).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abb (plural abbs)

  1. A type of yarn for the warp.
  2. A rough wool from the inferior parts of the fleece, used for the woof or weft. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.][1]
  3. (Britain) A filling pick used in weaving.[2]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “abb” 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, page 3.
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 2

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abb m (genitive singular abbadh, nominative plural abbaí)

  1. Obsolete spelling of ab (abbot)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
abb n-abb habb t-abb
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *api.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abb

  1. help

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ap, abb, from Latin abbās, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς (abbâs), from Aramaic אבא(’abbā, father).

Noun[edit]

abb m (genitive singular abb, plural abbyn)

  1. (Christianity) abbot
    Abbyr 'abb' dyn gleashagh dty chab.
    Say 'abbot' without moving your jaw.

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abb m

  1. Alternative spelling of ap

Inflection[edit]

Masculine t-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative abb abbaithL, abb abbaith
Vocative abb abbaithL, abb aptha
Accusative abbaithN abbaithL, abb aptha
Genitive abbath abbath abbathN
Dative abbaithL, abb apthaib apthaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
abb unchanged n-abb
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Orkney) IPA(key): /ab/, /ɔb/

Noun[edit]

abb (plural abbs)

  1. (countable) impediment, hindrance, objection

Verb[edit]

abb (third-person singular present abbs, present participle abbin, past abbt, past participle abbt)

  1. to hinder

References[edit]