Ahab

noun
\ ˈā-ˌhab How to pronounce Ahab (audio) \

Definition of Ahab

: a king of Israel in the ninth century b.c. and husband of Jezebel

First Known Use of Ahab

1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ahab

Hebrew Aḥĕ'ābh

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“Ahab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ahab. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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