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Abel

[ ey-buhl; for 4 also Norwegian ah-buhl ]
/ ˈeɪ bəl; for 4 also Norwegian ˈɑ bəl /
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Definition of Abel

noun
the second son of Adam and Eve, slain by his brother, Cain. Genesis 4.
Sir Frederick Augustus, 1827–1902, English chemist: inventor of cordite.
I. W., 1908–87, U.S. labor leader: president of the United Steelworkers of America 1965–77.
Niels Hen·rik [neels hen-rik], /nils ˈhɛn rɪk/, 1802–29, Norwegian mathematician.
a male given name.
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Abel
/ (ˈeɪbəl) /

noun
Old Testament the second son of Adam and Eve, a shepherd, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1–8)
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