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Nabal

[ ney-buhl ]
/ ˈneɪ bəl /
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noun
a wealthy Calebite, husband of Abigail, who refused rightful tribute to King David for protecting Nabal's flocks. 1 Samuel 25.
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Origin of Nabal

Ultimately from Hebrew Nābhāl “fool,” of uncertain origin

OTHER WORDS FROM Nabal

Na·bal·ism, nounNa·bal·ite, nounNa·bal·it·ic [ney-buh-lit-ik], /ˌneɪ bəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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