Definition of Abuna

1. n. The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church.



Definition of Abuna

1. Proper noun. A river in northeastern Bolivia that forms part of the border with Brazil. ¹

2. Noun. (Christianity) The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abuna

1. an Ethiopian patriarch [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Abuna

abswurmbachites
absynthe
absynthes
abt
abterminal
abthane
abthanes
abtropfung
abubble
abugida
abugidas
abuilding
abulia
abulias
abulic
abuna (current term)
abunas
abundance
abundances
abundancies
abundancy
abundant
abundant-number
abundant number
abundant numbers
abundantly
abundaries
abundary
abundaunce
abundaunces

Literary usage of Abuna

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Adventures of Nathaniel Pearce: Written by Himself, During a by Nathaniel Pearce (1831)
"... and Plunder of his Territories—Arrival of the abuna at ... and their Defeat—Further Encroachments of the abuna on the Property of Pearce—Resistance made ..."

2. An Universal History: From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time by George Sale, George Psalmanazar, Archibald Bower, George Shelvocke, John Campbell, John Swinton (1760)
"... of the abuna Mark, had found means to ingratiate ... were conducted to the abuna, expecting no doubt to be cleared \ <T Ca- and fet at liberty by him ..."

3. Christian missions: their agents, their method, and their results by Thomas William M. Marshall (1862)
"But«the Romanists,»the abuna assured Dr Krapf, were insupportable, ... For this reason, when Kasai attacked Lbie in 1853, the abuna promised his ..."

4. The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and by Andrew Kippis, William Godwin, George Robinson (1809)
"The abuna appoints no officer, civil, or ecclesiastical : the king or governor does all. The king appoints officers called Alaka, who administer in all ..."

5. Nubia and Abyssinia: Comprehending Their Civil History, Antiquities, Arts by Michael Russell (1833)
"... Massacre of Catholic Priests—Arrival of abuna^-His Proceedings—The Psalter—Doctrines of Abyssinians—Zaga Zaba, ..."

6. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"... is completely naturalized; and rather more abuna- ant than welcome, in our pastures. It is said to be esteemed, by some, ..."

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