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Abner

[ab-ner]
noun
  1. the commander of the Israelite army and a cousin of Saul. I Sam. 14:50; 26:5.
  2. a male given name.
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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."

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