Abel

noun
\ ˈā-bəl How to pronounce Abel (audio) \

Definition of Abel

in the Bible : a son of Adam and Eve killed by his brother Cain

First Known Use of Abel

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abel

Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew Hebhel

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The first known use of Abel was before the 12th century

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“Abel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abel. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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Abel biographical name

\ ˈā-bəl How to pronounce Abel (audio) \

Definition of Abel

Sir Frederick Augustus 1827–1902 English chemist

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