abuna

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From Amharic አቡነ (abuna), Arabic أَبُونَا (ʾabū-nā, our father).

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abuna (plural abunas)

  1. (Christianity) The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 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.

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Noun[edit]

abuna m (plural abunas)

  1. (Christianity) abuna (head of the Abyssinian church)