Aba vs Ara - What's the difference?

aba | ara |


As nouns the difference between aba and ara

is that aba is a coarse, often striped, felted fabric from the Middle East, woven from goat or camel hair while ara is the great blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna).

As initialisms the difference between aba and ara

is that aba is amateur Boxing Association while ARA is a prefix applied to ships operated by the Armada de la República Argentina (ARA.

As a proper noun Ara is

a constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble an altar.

aba

English

Etymology 1

. Compare (abaya).

Alternative forms

* abba

Noun

(en noun)
  • A coarse, often striped, felted fabric from the Middle East, woven from goat or camel hair.
  • A loose-fitting sleeveless garment, made from aba or silk, worn by Arabs.
  • * 1957 , Lawrence Durrell, Justine :
  • Here Nessim would sit night after night in the winter, dressed in his old rust-coloured abba , staring gravely at Betelgeuse, or hovering over books of calculations for all the world like a medieval soothsayer.
    Synonyms
    * abaya

    Etymology 2

    * From the name of its creator, the French explorer A. T. d' Abbadie.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An altazimuth used for astronomy on either land or water.
  • Anagrams

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    Noun

  • References

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    ara

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The great blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna ).
  • (Webster 1913) ----