1(in the New Testament) God as father.
- ‘‘Abba, Father,’ he said, ‘all things are possible to you’’
- 1.1(in the Syrian Orthodox and Coptic Churches) a title given to bishops and patriarchs.
2abbaIndian Father (often as a familiar form of address in Muslim families).
Via Greek from Aramaic 'abbā ‘father’; sense 2 is from Urdu abbā, from Arabic ab.
A Swedish pop group that became popular in the 1970s with catchy, well-crafted songs such as ‘Waterloo’ (1974) and ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ (1977).