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Absalom

[ab-suh-luh m] /ˈæb sə ləm/
noun
1.
the third and favorite son of David, who rebelled against his father and was slain by Joab. II Sam. 13–18.
2.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “father of peace.”.
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Absalom

/ˈæbsələm/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the third son of David, who rebelled against his father and was eventually killed by Joab (II Samuel 15–18)
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masc. proper name, King David's son in the Old Testament, often used figuratively for "favorite son," from Hebrew Abhshalom, literally "father is peace," from abh "father" + shalom "peace."

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