See also: -abb

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old English āweb, āb, ōweb, from away + web ‎(warp thread).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abb ‎(plural abbs)

  1. A type of yarn for the warp.
  2. A rough wool from the inferior parts of the fleece, used for the woof or weft. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.][1]
  3. (Britain) A filling pick used in weaving.[2]

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AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2

IrishEdit

NounEdit

abb m ‎(genitive singular abbadh, nominative plural abbaí)

  1. Obsolete spelling of ab ‎(abbot)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
abb n-abb habb t-abb
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ap, abb, from Latin abbās, abbātis, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς ‎(abbâs), from Aramaic אבא ‎(’abbā, father).

NounEdit

abb m ‎(genitive singular abb, plural abbyn)

  1. (Christianity) abbot
    Abbyr 'abb' dyn gleashagh dty chab.
    Say 'abbot' without moving your jaw.

Old IrishEdit

NounEdit

abb m

  1. Alternative spelling of ap
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