Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Eastern weight for pearls, said to be 2¼ grains troy. Also spelled abas.
  • noun Same as abbasi, 1.

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  • proper noun A male given name
  • proper noun A surname.

Etymologies

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From Arabic عباس (ʕabbās, "one who frowns a lot; untamed lion"), from عبس (ʕábasa, "to frown"), the title of the eightieth sura of the Qur'an.

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