[ ney-buhl ]

  1. a wealthy Calebite, husband of Abigail, who refused rightful tribute to King David for protecting Nabal's flocks. 1 Samuel 25.

Origin of Nabal

Ultimately from Hebrew Nābhāl “fool,” of uncertain origin

Other words from Nabal

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

Words Nearby Nabal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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