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See also: -abb and abb.

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English abb, 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]

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


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.

LivonianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *api.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abb

  1. help

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ap, abb, from Latin abbās, 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

InflectionEdit

Masculine t-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Orkney) IPA(key): /ab/, /ɔb/

NounEdit

abb (plural abbs)

  1. (countable) impediment, hindrance, objection

VerbEdit

abb (third-person singular present abbs, present participle abbin, past abbt, past participle abbt)

  1. to hinder

ReferencesEdit