UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæbə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'Abba': (abə, äbä); 'abba': (ə bä, äbə)

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ab•ba  (ə bä, äbə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. aba.

Ab•ba  (abə),USA pronunciation n. (sometimes l.c.)
  1. a title of reverence for bishops and patriarchs in the Coptic, Ethiopian Christian, and Syriac churches.
  2. Bible[New Testament.]an Aramaic word for father, used by Jesus and Paul to address God in a relation of personal intimacy.
  • Aramaic abbā father

Ab•ba  bä),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a female day name for Thursday. See under  day name. 

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Abba /ˈæbə/ n
  1. 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. father (used of God)
  2. a title given to bishops and patriarchs in the Syrian, Coptic, and Ethiopian Churches
Etymology: from Aramaic
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