Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of aba.

Etymologies

From Middle English, from Latin, from Ancient Greek, from Aramaic אבא/ܐܒܐ (ʼabbāʼ, "father"); see abbot. (Wiktionary)
Variant forms. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In another, a napping father can't hear his son's calls of "daddy" and only stirs awake when he hears the word "abba" - Hebrew for father.

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  • Qala: Raised on Exploit; radio operator at Lofthall; eventual secretary to Lofthall Sheng Zhang; eventual partner of Lawa; acts as live-in abba for Prl when she has Pyosz; (Y)

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  • Lawa: Youngest child of Mwezi and Ng; after graduation works at ejida on Byli, then comes to work at ejida on Riesig; eventual partner of Qala; acts as live-in abba for Prl when she has Pyosz

    PYA CAST OF CHARACTERS

  • He used the Hebrew word abba, which is the equivalent of "Daddy."

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  • March 21st, 2010 at 5: 46 pm lux (brought to you by The Truth (c)) says: another line in abba – waterloo that’s very appropriate

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  • Paul Schaffer was our 'abba' (father) and it was right.

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  • For the moment, all I'll say is that Tom seems to treat addressing God as "abba" as though it were the most natural thing in the world.

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  • "If my son were alive, he would call me 'abba' and he could earn much more money in his life," he said.

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  • Jeremias is credited with establishing the fact that Jesus 'use of the term, "abba," with reference to the divine is authentic to the original historical figure, and that the Aramaic term means not "father" so much as it means something more akin to "daddy."

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  • ABBA birthday books bugs c-section childbirth children's books children singing abba

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  • "abba" in Hungarian means: in(to) that (one)

    August 7, 2012

  • "Water" in Sardu. (See also ea.)

    February 8, 2009


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    February 7, 2009

  • "GAYmobile's service line - called HOMOBILE - might soon be offering a wireless dating service as well as subtle ringtones that indicate the users sexual preferences. Until then, GAYmobile suggests that subsribers use songs like 'I am what I am' or anything by ABBA as ringtone."
    - review, guerrilla-innovation.com, 30 Oct 2005.

    November 22, 2008

  • In Coptic and Syriac churches, Abba (father or master) is a title of the patriarch of bishops.

    December 10, 2007