אַבָּא I, אָב ch. = h. אָב II . Targ. Gen. XVII, 4. Targ. O. ib. XLI, 43; a. fr.—Freq. אַבָּא (also in Hebr. phraseol.) my father. Snh. III, 2. B. Bath. IX, 3; a. fr. Meg. 12ᵇ אהורייריה דא׳ my father’s steward. אבי א׳ my grandfather. Ber. 10ᵃ bot.—Snh. 113ᵃ bot. א׳ אליהו father Elijah (sarcastically).—אָבוֹהֵ ד־, אָבוֹי ד־ N.’s father. Ber. 18ᵇ; Y. B. Mets. IV, 9ᶜ top; a. fr.—א׳ סב, א׳ רבה grandfather. Targ. II, Esth. VII, 10. Yeb. 21ᵇ.—Trnsf. origin, source. Sabb. 22ᵃ אֲבוּהוֹן דכולהון דם the source of all analogous cases is the law about blood (that you must cover it from a sense of propriety).—Pl. אֲבָהָן, אֲבָהָתָא Targ. Y. Deut. XXIV, 16. Targ. I Chr. I, 2; a. fr. Men. 53ᵃ בר א׳ of distinguished birth.—Kidd. 83ᵃ; a. fr.—[אֲבָהֵי Targ. Prov. XIX, 14 Ms.; read with ed. Wil. אבהן; oth. ed. אבהו corr. acc.]