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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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. (Wiktionary)



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