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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, the wife of David.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The wife of Nabal and later of David.
  • proper n. A female given name, used since the 16th century, and currently quite popular.

Etymologies

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

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