See also: abba and abba-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Latin abba, from Ancient Greek ἀββα (abba), from Aramaic אבא‎/ܐܒܐ(ʼabbāʼ, father).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Abba (plural Abbas)

  1. (Christianity) Father, an honorific title given to God in the New Testament, especially used in prayers.[1] [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN)
  2. ^ “Abba” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 3.

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ItalianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abba ?

  1. A surname​.
  2. Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian writer and patriot
  3. Marta Abba, Italian actress

Old SaxonEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abba

  1. A female given name

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dr. Heyne, Mortiz. Altniederdeutsche Eigennamen aus dem neunten bis elften Jahrhundert, 1.