Pronunciation: (u-bä', ä'bu), [key]
Pronunciation: (ab'u), [key]
—n. (sometimes l.c.)
1. a title of reverence for bishops and patriarchs in the Coptic, Ethiopian Christian, and Syriac churches.
2. New Testament.an Aramaic word for father, used by Jesus and Paul to address God in a relation of personal intimacy.
Pronunciation: (ä'bä), [key]
a female day name for Thursday. See under day name.
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