abba

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Latin, from Ancient Greek, from Aramaic אבא/ܐܒܐ ‎(ʼabbāʼ, father); see abbot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abba ‎(plural abbas)

  1. (Christianity, Judaism) Father; religious superior; in the Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic churches, a title given to the bishops, and by the bishops to the patriarch; a title given to Jewish scholars in the Talmudic period.[1]

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant forms.

Noun[edit]

abba ‎(plural abbas)

  1. Alternative form of aba

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], ISBN 0-394-43600-8), page 1

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

abba

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌱𐌱𐌰

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

az +‎ -ba. The z of the demonstrative pronoun assimilates with the -b of the suffix.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒbːɒ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ab‧ba

Pronoun[edit]

abba

  1. illative singular of az
    Abba a dobozba rakd a ruhákat. - Put the clothes into that box.

Usage notes[edit]

It points to the inside of an object that is farther away from the speaker. Its opposite pair is ebbe which points to the inside of an object close to the speaker.


Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese はっぱ ‎(発破, happa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • MED phonemes: {habbah}
  • IPA phonemes: /ɰapˠpˠaɰ/
  • IPA articulation: [ɑ̯ɑpˠpˠɑɑ̯]

Noun[edit]

abba

  1. dynamite

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Nyunga[edit]

Interjection[edit]

abba

  1. g'day

References[edit]

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Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aqua, from Proto-Italic *akʷā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂. Compare Romanian apă.

Noun[edit]

abba

  1. water