Origin of the name ABAYI.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ABAYI.
ABAYI (אַבַּיֵי). Variant
spelling of Aramaic Abaya
(q.v.), meaning "little
father" or "my father."
... To his uncle Rabba, Abayi
owed his knowledge of the Law and his skill in Talmudical
dialectics. Like Raba, his contemporary Amora, he aroused great
expectations during his early youth, and it used to be said of them,
"The bud shows what the melon will be."... (History of the Jews,