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Abas may refer to:

  • Abas (sophist), a Greek sophist and rhetorician
  • An old Persian measurement for pearls, about 0,1458 gram
  • Several figures in Greek mythology share the name Abas, including:
    • Abas, son of Poseidon and Arethusa. A Thracian by birth, Abas founded a tribe known as the Abantians or Abantes. Abas and his Abantian followers migrated to the island of Euboea, where he subsequently reigned as king. He was father of Chalcodon, and grandfather of Elephenor; the latter who led a contingent of Abantian warriors from Euboea to the Trojan War.
    • Abas, son of Lynceus, a king of Argos
    • An Argive seer, son of Melampus and Iphianeira
    • A companion of Perseus (mythology)
    • One of Diomedes companions, whom Aphrodite turned into a swan
  • Abas, two friends of Aeneas in Roman mythology
  • abas ERP, an enterprice resource planning solution
  • ABAS AG, a German software development company

Abas (in Greek Aβας) was an ancient Greek sophist and a rhetorician about whose life nothing is known. ... // Greek mythology consists in part of a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. ... Neptune reigns in the city centre, Bristol, formerly the largest port in England outside London. ... Euboea or Negropont (Modern Greek: Εύβοια Evia, Ancient Greek Εúβοια Eúboia; see also List of traditional Greek place names), is the largest island of the Greek archipelago. ... The fall of Troy by Johann Georg Trautmann (1713–1769) From the collections of the granddukes of Baden, Karlsruhe The Trojan War was a war waged, according to legend, against the city of Troy in Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), by the armies of the Achaeans, after Paris of Troy... In Greek mythology, Abas was the son of Lynceus of the royal family of Argos, and Hypermnestra, the last of the Danaides. ... In Greek Mythology, Melampus, or Melampous, was a soothsayer and healer who could talk to animals. ... For the constellation, see Perseus (constellation); for the Macedonian king, see Perseus of Macedon Perseus with the Head of Medusa Perseus was the son of Danae, the only child of Acrisius king of Argos. ... Diomêdês (Gk:Διομήδης - God-like cunning) is a hero in Greek Mythology, mostly known for his participation in the Trojan War. ... Aeneas flees burning Troy, Federico Barocci, 1598. ...

People with the surname Abas

  • Salleh Abas, former Malaysian Lord President of the Federal Court
  • Stephen Abas, American wrestler and Olympic silver medalist

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Print news - IPS Inter Press Service (992 words)
Abas who defended justice and suffered for it in 1988, spoke up finally, last month, lending his voice and weight to the chorus calling for an investigation into the country's worst ever judicial scandal.
In an effort to protect the judiciary from the attacks, Abas wrote to the king, a constitutional figurehead, complaining that the prime minister was browbeating the judges.
Abas said if the country is to be governed democratically, legislations introduced in 1988 should be reversed and power of judicial review of government decisions, as accepted and established in Britain and India, restored.
swissinfo - Abas dice haber llegado a acuerdo para formar gobierno de unidad (490 words)
Abas dice haber llegado a acuerdo para formar gobierno de unidad
Abas nombraría al actual Ejecutivo de Hamás como gobierno de transición en 48 horas, dijo un asesor.
Abas también está presionado por algunos leales a Al Fatah para que destituya al Gobierno y forme una nueva administración de tecnócratas.
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