Absalom

[ab-suh-luh m]
noun
  1. the third and favorite son of David, who rebelled against his father and was slain by Joab. II Sam. 13–18.
  2. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “father of peace.”
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Absalom

noun
  1. Old Testament the third son of David, who rebelled against his father and was eventually killed by Joab (II Samuel 15–18)
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Word Origin and History for absalom

Absalom

masc. proper name, King David's son in the Old Testament, often used figuratively for "favorite son," from Hebrew Abhshalom, literally "father is peace," from abh "father" + shalom "peace."

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