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AramaicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

NounEdit

אַבָּא (ʾabbām (plural אֲבָהָתָא‎, singular construct אֲבוּ‎, feminine counterpart אִמָּא‎)

  1. father, ancestor, progenitor
  2. teacher
  3. chief, leader
  4. author, originator
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

אבא (transliteration neededm (plural אבנאor אבא)

  1. thicket, woods, grove
  2. produce, fruit, vegetable

ReferencesEdit

  • ˀb”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Jastrow, Marcus (1903) A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, London, New York: Luzac & Co., G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

אַבָּא (ábam (feminine counterpart אמא‎)

  1. (colloquial) Dad, daddy.
    • 2009, אביתר בנאי, אבא
      אבא, אני רוצה לעמוד מולך
      להאמין שאתה אבא טוב
      אבא, אני צריך לדעת שאתה אוהב אותי
      ככה סתם אבא טוב
  2. (Rabbinic Hebrew) Father, especially the speaker's own father.

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