Classic DACB Collection

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Pétros (Abba)

Ancient Christian Church

Pétros, Abba, was a disciple of Abba Zä-Mika’él ‘Arägawi when he founded the monastery of Däbrä Damo in the eleventh year of the reign of Emperor Gäbrä-Mäsqäl.

A. K. Irvine


I. Guidi, “Il ‘Gadla ‘Aragâwî,’”* Atti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, *Serie quinta, Vol. II (Roma, 1896).

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.