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Definition of the noun Abba

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noun - plural: abbas

  1. [Christianity] Father; religious superior; in the Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic churches, a title given to the bishops, and by the bishops to the patriarch.


ABBA was a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ABBA is an acronym of the first letters of the band members' first names and is sometimes stylized as the registered trademark ᗅᗺᗷᗅ. The band became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1975 to 1982. It also won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, giving Sweden its first triumph in the history of the contest and being the most successful group ever to take part in the competition.

  • also known as アバ; Björn + Benny + Agneta + Annefrid; Björn Benny Agnetha & Anni-Frid; Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid
  • members:
  • genres: Pop music, Disco, Rock music, Synthpop, Soft rock, Glam rock, Europop, Pop rock, Schlager music, Euro disco, Rock and roll, Dance music
  • albums: "Number Ones", "18 Hits", "The Complete Studio Recordings", "La Nostra Storia - 20 Grandi Successi", "The Best of ABBA", "The Definitive Collection", "Singles Collection: 1972 ★ 1982", "25 jaar na 'Waterloo': De grootste hits in Nederland", "Oro: Grandes Éxitos", "Love Stories", "Forever Gold", "The Music Still Goes On", "Thank You for the Music", "More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits", "Gold: Greatest Hits", "ABBA Live", "The Singles: The First Ten Years", "The Love Songs", "The Visitors", "Super Trouper", "Gracias Por La Música", "Greatest Hits Vol. 2", "Voulez-Vous", "Does Your Mother Know", "Summer Night City", "Chiquitita", "The Album", "Eagle", "Arrival", "Greatest Hits", "ABBA", "Honey Honey", "Waterloo", "Love Isn't Easy / I Am Just a Girl", "Ring Ring", "People Need Love", "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of ABBA", "ABBA International", "Absolute ABBA", "Fernando", "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!", "Gold: Ballads", "Golden Stars International", "He Is Your Brother / Santa Rosa", "Head Over Heels", "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", "I Have a Dream", "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
  • written works: "ABBA - Gold", "272. ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits", "Abba the Singles"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Brit Award for International Album - "Arrival"
      • nominated to World Music Award for World's Best Selling Swedish Artist
      • World Music Award for World's Best Selling Swedish Artist
  • official website:


  1. Abba or Alfbad was a Frisian count who ruled in the 8th century. In the name of the Frankish king Pepin the short he governed the territory of Oostergo in the present day province of Friesland, Netherlands.
  2. Abba was a regional Boko Haram leader who was killed during a raid on the Kumshe and Bulunkutu areas of Borno state in Nigeria. Three fellow Boko Haram members were also killed during the ambush by the Nigerian army.

There are other people with in their name, like Abba Ahl, Abba Eban, Abba Mari, Abba Rebu, Abba Saga, Cele Abba, Abba Arika, Abba Hushi, Marta Abba, Abba Gindin and many others.


  1. "ABBA": ABBA is the eponymously titled third studio album by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was originally released on 21 April 1975 through Polar Music and featured the hits "Mamma Mia" and "SOS".
  2. "ABBA" is a musical album of Brotherhood of Saint Gregory.
  3. "Abba" (Father) is a song by Christian pop and rock artist, Rebecca St. James. The song expresses the happiness a Christian receives by being able to call God their "Abba". It is also sung at many masses.


"Abba": “Abba” is a musical documentary about the life and legacy of Hong Yi-feng, one of the most iconic popular musicians in post-World War II Taiwan. The film, produced by Hong's three sons, offers great music, nostalgic discoveries, a glimpse into creative minds, a complex and tender family story and some food for thought on the possible healing power of religion.


  1. Abba is a fictional character from the 1981 film Maan Gaye Ustaad.
  2. Abba is a fictional character from the 2006 film Asterix and the Vikings.
  3. Abba is a fictional character from the book Ask Me No Questions.
  4. Abba is a fictional character from the 2014 film Bobby Jasoos.
  5. Abba is a fictional character from the 2007 film Brick Lane.
  6. Abba is a fictional character from the 2012 Malayalam film Asuravithu.

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Google previewParent/Teacher Handbook (2006)

Teaching Older Children Everything They Need to Know about Their Christian Heritage by Edward Buchanan

Abba is an Aramaic word that appears in only two other places in the New Testament.

Google previewHow to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth (2007)

A Guide to Understanding and Using Bible Versions by Gordon D. Fee, Mark L. Strauss

For example, abba is an English transliteration of an Aramaic word meaning “ father.” “Father” is a translation; abba is a transliteration. Word-for-word translation. See formal equivalence. Notes Chapter 2: The Meaning and Task of Translation ...

Google previewThe Evangelical Epistles (2011)

by Ph. D. James E. Smith

Abba is an Aramaic word which means Father. In the earliest days of the church most of the...

Google previewHandbook of Marketing Strategy (2012)

by Venkatesh Shankar, Gregory S. Carpenter, James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton

ABBA refers to the idea that we can start with atoms, transform those atoms into bits through digitization and then transform them...

Google previewAn Archaeological Dictionary, Or, Classical Antiquities of the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, Alphabetically Arranged (1793)

Containing an Account of Their Manners, Customs, Diversions, Religious Rites, Philosophy, Festivals, Oracles, Laws, Arts, Engines of War, Weights, Measures, Money, Medals, Computation and Division of Time, Chronological Terms, Heresies in the Primitive Church, &c. &c by Thomas Wilson

ABBA is a Syriac word, signifying Father. The learned Mr. Sel. den, from the Babylonian Gemara, has proved that slaves were not allowed to use the title of Abba in addressing the master of the family to which they belonged : This, being ...

Google previewThe Character Builder (1913)

by John Junius Shaner

means a finite father, Abba means an Infinite Mother. Abba is Chaldean and Atta is Hebrew. This root gives us many words, such as attic, Altus, altitude and many others. Abba has been preserved in its purity those many years as a pure ...

Google previewDiscipleship Essentials (2009)

A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ: Easyread Edition by Greg Ogden

Abba is an Aramaic word that expresses an intimate family relationship, a word ...

Google previewChristianity for Blockheads (2009)

A User-Friendly Look at What Christians Believe by Douglas Connelly, Martin H. Manser

The word Abba is an Aramaic word of endearment for a father. It means “Dad” or “ Papa” or whatever word you used to speak most lovingly to your father. We have the privilege of speaking to God the Father in the most intimate and personal ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Heterogeneous Catalysis (2014)

by John Meurig Thomas, W. John Thomas

ABba is an equipotential surface that mirrors the topography of the surface of the adsorbent, CDdc. series of equipotential surfaces. In Figure 2.33, ABDC represents a section through the adsorption space associated with unit mass of solid and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports & Recreation for People with Visual Impairments (2012)

by Andrew Leibs

plays a key role in the evolution of competitive bowling, serving as chairman of the ABBA Rules Interpretation and Enforcement Committee. Over the years, the ABBA has gradually adopted all of the United States Bowling Congress rules, ...

Google previewDictionary of Architecture (1994)

by Henry H. Saylor

abaciscus ( abba sis'kus), a small abacus. 2. a stone or tile in mosaic. See also abaculus. abac ul us (abbak'youlus), a unit tile in a geometrical-pattern surface. abacus ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1907)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

Jair Simai *Baba ben Buta *Hiyya bar Abba (Rabbah) Judah b. Johanan b. Zakkai Simeon (brother of AzaBaitos b. Zonin Hiyya b. Eleazar ha-Kappar Judah b. Jose riah) *Bar Kappara Hiyya b. Nahmani Judah ha-Kohen *Simeon b. ' Akashyah ...

Google previewDictionary of African Biography (2012)

by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong, Mr. Steven J. Niven

ABBA JIFAR II one man, a former member of the royal family of Janjero, as a governor of the district and stationed him...

As Menilek used Gobana Dacchi to conquer extensive Oromo territory, Abba Jifar used a member ofthe royal family of ...

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He has a splendid repertoire of 500 words. Why does he insist on using only 150? (Abba Eban)
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Scrabble value of A1B3B3A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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