Definition of Abyssinia

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

Exact synonyms: Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic Of Ethiopia, Yaltopya
Examples of category: Rastafarian
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Addis Ababa, Capital Of Ethiopia, New Flower, Lake Tana, Lake Tsana
Group relationships: Horn Of Africa, Somali Peninsula, Africa
Member holonyms: Ethiopian
Derivative terms: Ethiopian



Definition of Abyssinia

1. Proper noun. (context dated) historical Historical name of Ethiopia. ¹

2. Interjection. (slang) (non-gloss definition Expression of farewell) (because it sounds like "I’ll be seeing ya"). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abyssinia

Abuja
Abujmaria
Abukir
Abukir Bay
Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Ros
Abun
Abuna
Abundius
Abure
Abutilon theophrasti
Abxazo
Aby Moritz Warburg
Aby Warburg
Abydos
Abyla
Abyssinia
Abyssinian
Abyssinian banana
Abyssinian cat
Abyssinians
Abzu
Ac1-proteinase
Ac2-proteinase
Ac3-proteinase
Ac4-proteinase
Ac5-proteinase
Acacia auriculiformis
Acacia cambegei
Acacia catechu
Acacia dealbata

Literary usage of Abyssinia

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"The modern abyssinia is a country of East Africa, between the Red Sea and ... Christianity is now confined to the plateau and mountain regions of abyssinia. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1854)
"Their vessels, which had traded to Ceylon, ^Ethiopia. The slight notices of abyssinia till the year 1500 ars supplied by Renaudot (p. ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1869)
"tory of the institutions of abyssinia." Mr. Plow- den hinted that if ho consented to the estab- li-!n:¡ent of friendly relations the sea-coast and ..."

4. The International Geography by Hugh Robert Mill (1915)
"abyssinia Configuration.—abyssinia (or Ethiopia) consists geographically of the rugged plateau country, mostly 8000 feet above sea-level, which surround; ..."

5. All about Coffee by William Harrison Ukers (1922)
"CHAPTER XX CULTIVATION OF THE COFFEE PLANT The early days of coffee culture in abyssinia and Arabia—Coffee cultivation in general — Soil, climate, rainfall, ..."

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