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Ab·ba

 (ăb′ə, ä′bə)
n.
1. Bible In the New Testament, God.
2. abba Used as a title of honor for bishops and patriarchs in some Christian churches of Egypt, Syria, and Ethiopia.

[Middle English, from Late Latin abbā, from Greek; see abbot.]

Abba

(ˈæbə)
n
(Biography) Swedish pop group (1972–82): comprised Benny Andersson (born 1946), Agnetha Faltskog (born 1950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (born 1945), and Bjorn Ulvaeus (born 1945); numerous hit singles included "Waterloo" (1974), "Dancing Queen" (1977), and "The Winner Takes It All" (1980)

Abba

(ˈæbə)
n
1. (Bible) New Testament father (used of God)
2. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a title given to bishops and patriarchs in the Syrian, Coptic, and Ethiopian Churches
[from Aramaic]
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