Main definitions of Abba in English

: Abba1Abba2

Abba1

Pronunciation /ˈäbə/ /ˈɑbə/

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noun

  • 1(in the New Testament) God as father.

    • ‘‘Abba, Father,’ he said, ‘all things are possible to you’’
    1. 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).

Origin

Via Greek from Aramaic 'abbā ‘father’; sense 2 is from Urdu abbā, from Arabic ab.

Main definitions of Abba in English

: Abba1Abba2

Abba2

Pronunciation /ˈäbə/ /ˈɑbə/

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proper noun

  • 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).