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῾Abbās

Source:
A Dictionary of First Names
Author(s):

Patrick Hanks,

Kate Hardcastle,

Flavia Hodges

῾Abbās 

(Arabic)

‘Austere’. Abbās ibn ‘Abd-al-Muṭṭalib (c.566–652) was the Prophet's uncle and ancestor of the Abbasid caliphs, who ruled the Islamic world between 750 and 1258.