Abyssinia



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Contemporary Examples

In The Abyssinian he tells the story of a diplomatic mission from Louis XIV of France to the King of Abyssinia.
The Thief of Words: Starling Lawrence Jill Bialosky October 10, 2013

Historical Examples

Abyssinia proper is an elevated region, with a general slope to the north-west.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

At this time about a hundred Moslems emigrated to Abyssinia.
A Critical Exposition of the Popular ‘Jihd’ Moulavi Gergh Ali

There are very often feuds and disputes going on among the petty chiefs, especially in this part of Abyssinia.
Sport in Abyssinia Dermot Mayo

The Prince of Abyssinia left the gate open when he, poor fool!
Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard

The British Mission in Abyssinia seems to have got into difficulties.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, November 19, 1887 Various

Some one asked him what musical instruments were used in Abyssinia.
The Jest Book Mark Lemon

The very interesting pictures of Abyssinia by the 10th Company of Engineers were very attractive.
The Evolution of Photography John Werge

That they had gone down with the Abyssinia he did not for a moment believe.
The Mask Arthur Hornblow

There he became king of Abyssinia, and his Israelite companions married native women, so a new nation sprang into existence.
The Quiver, Annual Volume 10/1899 Various

noun
a former name for Ethiopia
n.

old name for Ethiopia, 1630s, from Modern Latin Abyssinia, from Arabic Habasah, the name for the region, said to be from Amharic hbsh “mixed,” in reference to the different races dwelling there. In 1920s-30s popular as a slang pun for “I’ll be seeing you.” Related: Abyssinian.

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