Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: abyssinia
IPA transcription: [æbs'ɪn,iə]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Ethiopia, Federal_Democratic_Republic_of_Ethiopia, Yaltopya, Abyssinia
    Meaning: Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
Usage examples
  • The people of Egghiou, a district of Abyssinia, used to engage in sanguinary conflicts with each other, village against village, for a week together every January for the purpose of procuring rain.
  • One went to Heraclius, Emperor of the Romans, who was in Syria at the time; one to the Roman Governor of Egypt, one to the King of Abyssinia and one to each of the provinces of Gassan and Yamam that were also under Roman control.