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Abuna

Abuna \A*bu"na\ ([.a]*b[=oo]"n[.a]), n. [Eth. and Ar., our father.] The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church.

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abuna

n. (context Christianity English) The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church.

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Abuná

Abuná can refer to:

  • Abuna River, river between Bolivia and Brazil
  • Abuná Province, Bolivia
Abunã

Abunã is district in Porto Velho, the capital of Rondônia, Brazil. It is situated in the Amazon Basin on the right bank of the Madeira River upstream from its confluence with the Abuna River. The Abuna River and the Madeira River upstream from their confluence mark the boundary between Brazil and Bolivia, and so Abunã is across the river from the Bolivia.

Usage examples of "abuna".

Perhaps it was merely a reaction from the slaughter in the streets of Addis Ababa, or the memory of the corpses of the sons of the abuna with their eyeballs hanging on their cheeks and their inunature genitals stuffed into their mouths, but over the next few days the desire to see his son became an obsession.

Menolly assured Abuna, and smiling at Camo, drew him out of the kitchen and up the steps.

Camo was chastized by Abuna for trying to coax the fire lizards to eat when he should have been delivering the cereal to the dining hall (for the fire lizards would not eat from his hands until Menolly arrived).

There had been no loud complaints from Abuna, but Menolly had been conscious of being watched from the kitchen windows.

As if Piemur's sighting of the pennant had been a signal, the drudges, herded by Abuna and Silvina, entered the kitchen.

Baked fish, some tubers, and a special bubbly pie that Abuna insisted would improve your appetite.

The sons of the abuna, the archbishop of the Coptic Church, were taken to one of the revolutionary courts and were tortured.

As he steered through the darkness with the small shivering body pressed to his, Ramsey was assailed once again by the memory of the abuna of Addis Ababa's sons propped against the front wall of their father's home with empty eye-sockets and each with his tiny dark penis protruding like a finger from between his dead lips.

As if Piemur’s sighting of the pennant had been a signal, the drudges, herded by Abuna and Silvina, entered the kitchen.

Menolly dispersed her fair to their sunning and bathing and, finding Silvina in the kitchen with Abuna, offered to take breakfast to the Harper and his bronze, whom he'd named Zair.

She brought the tray and empty dishes to the kitchen, where Abuna, with more than her usual courtesy, suggested that Menolly had better get some breakfast before it was all gone.

  But the event was foreseen, the increase was denied: the episcopal office has been gradually confined to the abuna, ^155 the head and author of the Abyssinian priesthood.

  Five rebellions were extinguished in the blood of the insurgents: two abunas were slain in battle, whole legions were slaughtered in the field, or suffocated in their caverns.

Camo was chastised by Abuna for trying to coax the fire lizards to eat when he should have been delivering the cereal to the dining hall (for the fire lizards would not eat from his hands until Menolly arrived).

Menolly dispersed her fair to their sunning and bath ing and, finding Silvina in the kitchen with Abuna, offered to take breakfast to the Harper and his bronze, whom he'd named Zair.