Mädhaninä-Egzi’e, Abba (of unknown date, pre-13th century A.D.), was a monk who was one of the spiritual descendants of Abba Zä-Mika’él ‘Arägawi, founder of Däbrä Damo in the sixth century, and one of the spiritual fathers of Abba Yohanni, abbot of the monastery in the first half of the thirteenth century.
E. A. Wallis Budge, The Life and Miracles of Takla Haymânôt (London, 1906), Chap. LXXXVIII.
This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 ‘From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D., copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.