Abba definitions

ăb'ə, ä'bə
Father.
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God: Mark 14:36
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In the New Testament, God.
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Used as a title of honor for bishops and patriarchs in some Christian churches of Egypt, Syria, and Ethiopia.
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The definition of abba is a word used for God, or a title for some church leaders in some Syrian, Egyptian and Ethiopian churches.

An example of Abba is God.

An example of Abba is a bishop in a Syrian church.

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(Christianity, Judaism) Father; religious superior; in the Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic churches, a title given to the bishops, and by the bishops to the patriarch; a title given to Jewish scholars in the Talmudic period.
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Alternative form of aba.
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(Christianity) Father, an honorific title given to God in the New Testament, especially used in prayers. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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Origin of abba

From Middle English, from Latin, from Ancient Greek, from Aramaic אבא/ܐܒܐ (ʼabbāʼ, “father”); see abbot.