[ uh-boo-nuh ]
/ əˈbu nə /
noun (often lowercase)
the title of the chief bishop of the Ethiopian Church.
Origin of Abuna
< Arabic, equivalent to abū father + -nā our
Example sentences from the Web for abuna
The aged Abuna found himself alone and deserted in the same spot which he had occupied during the attack.
The Abuna quitted the court, plunged in the deepest distress, and a bloody war ensued, which shook the empire to its foundation.
This was finally settled in 1903 by the treaty of Petropolis, which provided that the line should ascend the Abuna river to lat.
But a more imposing rite attends the oath of celibacy before the Abuna.
The head of the church is called the Abuna ('our father'), and is consecrated by the Coptic patriarch of Alexandria.