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abbaPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "abba":
- The few authentic words preserved in the New Testament as spoken by our Lord in His own language, such as Talitha kumi, Ephphatha, Abba, are not in Hebrew, but in the Chaldee, or Aramaic, as then spoken by the Jews. - "Lectures on The Science of Language", Max MÃ¼ller.
- The moment the leader set his foot across the threshold, the unabashed piper immediately protruded his chest, and struck up the wild strain of " Failte mhic an Abba," or the Salute to the Chief. - "A Prince of Good Fellows", Robert Barr.
- The quatrains must always rime abba, but the sestet may rime cdecde or cdcdcd or cdedce or cdedec, or almost any arrangement of two or three rimes which does not end in a couplet. - "The Principles of English Versification", Paull Franklin Baum.