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From Amharic, from Arabic 'abūnā.

Examples

  • There is now only one bishop of Abyssinia (there were once two) who is called Abuna (Our Father) and resides at Adeva (the old see of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • As Abuna (Monk) Mousa explained to us, getting a metal rod just the right size and weight for the stamp's letters was a challenge.

    Interactive Dig Hierakonpolis - Fixing the Fort: Part 2

  • For over sixteen hundred years the Abuna, the bishop, of Ethiopia was always appointed by the Patriarch in Cairo.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • As they fed the fire lizards, the rest of the Hall began to stir: the drudges in the kitchen were roused to breakfast efforts by Silvina and Abuna; in the junior and senior dormitories, occasional shouts punctuated random noises; and shutters on the journeyman's quarters were being opened to let in the fresh morning air.

    Dragon Drums

  • He could've gotten a few pies out of Abuna with no trouble.

    Dragon Drums

  • As they fed the fire lizards, the rest of the Hall began to stir: the drudges in the kitchen were roused to breakfast efforts by Silvina and Abuna; in the junior and senior dormitories, occasional shouts punctuated random noises; and shutters on the journeyman's quarters were being opened to let in the fresh morning air.

    Dragon Drums

  • He could've gotten a few pies out of Abuna with no trouble.

    Dragon Drums

  • They thinking he had lost his senses, cried, "_Sallem 'akalak ya Abuna_, (May God perfect thy understanding, O our father,) it is not a cock but a cow that is missing."

    Byeways in Palestine

  • In the descent we passed a Maronite priest riding, attended by a guide on foot; the former was greeted by our party with his title of Abuna, a novelty to us Jerusalemites.

    Byeways in Palestine

  • It is asserted by some that the head of the Abyssinian Church, the Abuna, also bears the title of catholicos, but, although this name may have been applied to him by analogy, there is, to our knowledge, no authority for asserting that this title is used by the Abyssinian Church itself.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

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