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Abyssine (not comparable)

  1. Rare form of Abyssinian. [since the mid 17th century]
    • 1781, C. Bathurst, The Modern Part of an Universal History From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, volume 12, page 264:
      This grand ceremony was immediately followed by a proclamation expreſsly forbidding the Abyſſine clergy, monks, and prieſts, to perform any prieſtly functions till they were previouſly examined and approved by the patriarch ; there being ſome reaſon to doubt whether they had been lawfully examined.


  • The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford University Press, 2003