- the commander of the Israelite army and a cousin of Saul. I Sam. 14:50; 26:5.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for abner
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The cap stayed only because it referenced Civil War-era California state lawmaker Abner Weed, the namesake of the town.Meet the Beer Bottle Dictator
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This has happened before, to Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Emmett Till—even during the New York City draft riots of 1863.Not This Again: The Ghost of Past Injustices, From the Draft Riots to Trayvon
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"Fido," said Abner, remembering it all, as the years came back.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
You want a mortgage on Abner's place over to East Wellmouth.
And on the seventeenth of May the repairs on the "Cap'n Abner place" were completed.
You told me when I was here before what a lot you thought of my Uncle Abner.
He sold it a long while ago, afore my Uncle Abner bought, I guess.
Word Origin and History for abner
masc. proper name, name of Saul's commander in the Old Testament, from Hebrew Abhner, literally "my father is light," from abh "father" + ner "light."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper