from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Ethiopia.
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- proper n. Historical name of Ethiopia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. same as Ethiopia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
It rejects the name Abyssinia which is constantly given it by Arab writers.
The war which began four years ago in Abyssinia and Spain has developed into a world affray, but still the world does not quite know who is fighting whom or why.
He has already fought a war in Abyssinia, in order to gain control of that end of the Red Sea and, therefore, the Mediterranean.
Abyssinia is a savage country and shouldn't belong to the League of Nations anyhow.
Otherwise the war will go on until Abyssinia is undoubtedly conquered.
He said, "Now, we will. prove that Abyssinia is the aggressor."
Habech (from which the name Abyssinia is derived), which means "a crowd" or "heap of sweepings".
The Nile is formed by the junction of many streams in Abyssinia, the Atbara, the Astapus or Blue river (between which two rivers Meroe, the "Ethiopia" here meant, lies), and the Astaboras or
The great quantity of honey that is gathered, and a prodigious number of cows that is kept here, have often made me call Abyssinia a land of honey and butter.
Christianity, that of Abyssinia is the only one which still adheres to the Mosaic rites.