abb

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, 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]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ap, abb, from Latin abbās, abbātis, 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.

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.

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abb m

  1. Alternative spelling of ap