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Definition of the noun abyssinia

What does abyssinia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia

Alternative definition of the noun abyssinia

proper noun

  1. Historical name of Ethiopia.

Other definitions of abyssinia

What does abyssinia also mean?

interjection

  1. [slang] [Expression of farewell] (because it sounds like "I’ll be seeing ya").

Film

"Abyssinia" is a 1993 film directed by Francesco Ranieri Martinotti.

Writings

  1. "Abyssinia" is a musical with music by Ted Kociolek, lyrics by James Racheff, and a book by both Racheff and Kociolek, based on the novel Marked by Fire, by Joyce Carol Thomas.
  2. "Abyssinia" is a book by Ursula Dubosarsky.
    • genre: Children's literature
    • subjects: Young adult, Classics

Miscellanea

  1. Abyssinia is a battle honour awarded to units of the British Indian Army and the British Army which participated in the 1868 campaign to free Europeans held hostage in Abyssinia by Emperor Tewodros II. The success of the expedition led to the award of this honour to units of the British Indian Army which had participated in the campaign. The units belonged, with the exception of the Madras Sappers, to the Bengal and Bombay Presidency Armies.
  2. Abyssinia is a 1988 theater production of the play by Ted Kociolek and James Racheff.
    • award:
      • Helen Hayes Awards for outstanding Supporting Performer, Visiting Production (for the production at the Arena Stage) nomination for Fannie Green
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production (for the production at the Arena Stage) nomination for Tazewell Thompson
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (for the production at the Arena Stage) nomination for Tina Fabrique

Phrases with Abyssinia

Phrases starting with the word Abyssinia:

  1. Abyssinia Entada
  2. Abyssinia Oxytenanthera

Phrases ending with the word Abyssinia:

  1. Ariathisa Abyssinia
  2. Hoplojana Abyssinia

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abyssinia

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Google previewAbyssinia's Samuel Johnson (2012)

Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author by Wendy Laura Belcher

Conclusion In other words, however much A Voyage to Abyssinia is a European projection, it is also possessed...

Google previewA New Geography on the Comparative Method, with Maps and Diagrams and an Outline of Commercial Geography (1895)

by John Miller Dow Meiklejohn

Abyssinia is a mountainous country — a land of lakes, mountains, and mountain- torrents — which lies to the south-east of Nubia. It is an immense pear-shaped mountain-clump ; and is often called the " African Switzerland." It is an enormous ...

Google previewThe Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1833)

A - Andes by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Abyssinia is an alpine country, of high table-land, north of the equator, and containing the sources of two of the largest branches of the Nile, the Tacazze, and the Bahr el Azrek or Abawi, besides the Mareb. Its nearest approach to the sea is in ...

Google previewThe Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1833)

Abyssinia is an alpine country, of high ...

Google previewAncient Geography (1835)

As Connected with Chronology, and Preparatory to the Study of Ancient History; Accompanied with an Atlas. Compiled Chiefly from D'Anville, Adam, Lavoisne, Malte Brun, and Other Standard Works. To which are Added Problems on the Globes, and Rules for the Construction of Maps. To Accompany the Modern Geography by William C. Woodbridge by Emma Willard

Abyssinia is a mountainous country, but the elevations are not considerable, except on the borders. The declivities are gentle, and afford fine situations for tillage, and the erection of towns. The climate is on the whole fine, from the coolness ...

Google previewWoodbridge and Willard's Universal Geography ... (1836)

Accompanied by Modern and Ancient Atlases ... by William Channing Woodbridge, Emma Willard

ABYSSINIA. Abyssinia is a mountainous country, but the elevations are not considerable, ...

Google previewA System of Universal Geography on the Principles of Comparison and Classification (1838)

by William Channing Woodbridge

ABYSSINIA. Abyssinia is a mountainous country, but the elevations are not ...

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1917)

Addis Abeba, Abyssinia. . (.via D Jibuti) Adowa, Abyssinia (via Massowah) Akoum, Abyssinia .... (via Massowah) Ambobibe, Madagascar . (wo Tamatave) Amirante Islands (Br.) (via Mombassa) Analalave, Madagascar, (via Tamatave) Ankober ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes] (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

Abyssinia, which is known today as Ethiopia, was a land of great history, power, and rich culture. Ethiopia is a federal democratic republic with nine regions. It is bordered by Eritrea and Djibouti in the north, Sudan in the west, Somalia in the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Abyssinia abounds with a vast variety of quadrupeds both wild and tame. Immense numbers of cattle every where appear, some of them the most beautiful in the world.

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Small photo of Lisara river bank old view, Abyssinia. Created by Ciceri after Lejean, published on Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1867Small photo of Davezout waterfalls old view, Abyssinia. Created by Ciceri after Lejean, published on Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1867Small photo of Enticho peasant old engraved portrait (Abyssinia). Created by Bayard after Lejean, published on Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1867Small photo of Zaora waterfalls old illustration, Abyssinia. Created by Ciceri after Lejean, published on Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1867Small photo of Old illustration of Reb river falls, Abyssinia. Created by De Bar, published on Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1864Small photo of Old illustration of Tacazze falls, Abyssinia. Created by Loudon, published on L'Illustration, Journal Universel, Paris, 1868Small photo of Lisara river old view, Abyssinia. Created by Ciceri after Lejean, published on Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1867 More...

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Scrabble value of A1B3Y4S1S1I1N1I1A1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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