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[ab-uh-shag] /ˈæb əˌʃæg/
a young maiden brought to David in his old age as a nurse and companion. I Kings 1:1–4.
Also, Douay Bible, Abisag
[ab-i-sag] /ˈæb ɪˌsæg/ (Show IPA)
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Abishag in the Bible

father of (i.e., "given to") error, a young woman of Shunem, distinguished for her beauty. She was chosen to minister to David in his old age. She became his wife (1 Kings 1:3,4,15). After David's death Adonijah persuaded Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, to entreat the king to permit him to marry Abishag. Solomon suspected in this request an aspiration to the throne, and therefore caused him to be put to death (1 Kings 2:17-25).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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