abba n. Hebrew (AH-bah) Literally, “father.” Some Jewish children are taught to use the word Abba instead of “Daddy” when referring to their father. “I’m done with my homework, Abba. Can we go to the playground now?”[1]



[1]Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Jewish Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish holidays and life-cycle events, culture, history, the Bible and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a pronunciation guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (1). Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publication Society.

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