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[ab-ner] /ˈæb nər/
noun
1.
the commander of the Israelite army and a cousin of Saul. I Sam. 14:50; 26:5.
2.
a male given name.
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masc. proper name, name of Saul's commander in the Old Testament, from Hebrew Abhner, literally "my father is light," from abh "father" + ner "light."

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