abigail

[ ab-i-geyl ]
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noun
  1. a lady's maid.

Origin of abigail

1
1645–55; after Abigail, name of attendant in play The Scornful Lady (1610), by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

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Abigail
[ ab-i-geyl ]

noun
  1. the wife of Nabal and later of David. 1 Samuel 25.

  2. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “joy of the father.”

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Abigail

/ (ˈæbɪˌɡeɪl) /


noun
  1. Old Testament the woman who brought provisions to David and his followers and subsequently became his wife (I Samuel 25:1–42)

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