[ ab-don ]
/ ˈæb dɒn /
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one of the minor judges of Israel. Judges 12:13–15.
a courtier of Josiah. 2 Chronicles 34:20.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of Abdon
From Late Latin Abdon, from Greek Habdṓn, from Hebrew ʿAdbon, of uncertain meaning, perhaps “Servant of N (a deity)”
Words nearby Abdon
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Example sentences from the Web for Abdon
I burned to revile Canaples aloud, but Abdon's was not the ear into which I might pour the hot words that welled up to my lips.The Suitors of Yvonne|Raphael Sabatini