There are 2 definitions of Abba in English:

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noun

  • 1(In the New Testament) God as father: ‘Abba, Father,’ he said, ‘all things are possible to you’
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    • The most important thing is the presence of God with us, and loving this Abba as we are first loved.
    • We are all born to this Abba who takes us in regardless of our birthright, race, gender, language, or social status.
    • But now only God is to be addressed as abba, stripping the legitimation from existing patriarchal institutions and implicitly undermining all relationships of domination.
  • 1.1(In the Syrian Orthodox and Coptic Churches) a title given to bishops and patriarchs.
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    • Known as the Atang, the Keeper of the Ark, Abba Mekonen is bone thin with a shy smile.
  • 2 (abba) Indian Father (often as a familiar form of address in Muslim families).
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    • Great respect is shown the father or abba, and mother, amma.
    • When her father asked if she would like to see a photograph of the man she would marry, Nazneen replied, ‘Abba, it is good that you have chosen my husband. I hope I can be a good wife, like Amma’.
    • Abba gathered the family over lunch as he did every time he had something important to talk about.

Origin

via Greek from Aramaic 'abbā 'father'; sense 2 is from Hindi abbā, from Arabic ab.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

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Pronunciation: /ˈabə
 
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  • A Swedish pop group which became popular in the 1970s with catchy, well-crafted songs such as ‘Waterloo’ (1974) and ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ (1977).

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody