A name given not to a special purgatory but to a period of time in Avīci.
One term of Ababa is equal to four hundred of Abbuda; an Abbuda being reckoned as the time taken to remove twenty Kosalan Khāris (equal to a cartload) of tila-seeds, taking one seed at the end of each century.
Sn.p.126; S.i.152; SA.i.170; see also KS.i.190, n.1 and 2. SnA. (ii.477) gives an Abbuda as equal to 100,000 ninnahutas; AA.ii.853.