See also: abigail and Abigaíl

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EtymologyEdit

Hebrew אֲבִיגַיִל(avigáyil, Abigail, literally her Father's joy” or “fountain of joy).

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Abigail (plural Abigails)

  1. The wife of Nabal and later of David in the Old Testament.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Samuel-Chapter-25/#3 1 Samuel 25:3::
      Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of beautiful countenance; but the man was churlish and evil in his doings.
  2. A female given name, used since the 16th century, and currently quite popular.
    • 1912 Edith Tunis Sale: Old Time Belles and Cavaliers. J.B.Lippincott 1912. page 178:
      The name of Abigail Adams is naturally closely associated with those of her illustrious father and mother, - - - Born in 1765, the mother's quaint Christian name was given to the little girl

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Abigail f

  1. (biblical) Abigail (wife of David)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Abigail.