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abuna (plural abunas)
- (Christianity) The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church.
2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin, published 2010, page 242:
- Around these leaders are still numerous hereditary dynasties of non-monastic clergy who, over the centuries, might swarm in their thousands to seek ordination on the abun’s rare visits to their area.
head of the Abyssinian church
abuna m (plural abunas)
- (Christianity) abuna (head of the Abyssinian church)