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abigail

[ ab-i-geyl ]
/ ˈæb ɪˌgeɪl /
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noun

a lady's maid.

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Origin of abigail

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 ]
/ ˈæb ɪˌgeɪl /

noun

the wife of Nabal and later of David. 1 Samuel 25.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “joy of the father.”
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British Dictionary definitions for abigail

Abigail
/ (ˈæbɪˌɡeɪl) /

noun

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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