Usage Guanche Mythology
Other Forms FormsAbara
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Meaning & History
From a Guanche name for the star Canopus, which was derived from Guanche *ăbōra "seed (of a plant)", literally "coarse-grained sorghum" (sorghum being a tall cereal grass). This was the name of the supreme god of the heavens in the mythology of the Guanche (Berber) people native to La Palma, one of the Canary Islands.