Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • King of Israel who, according to the Bible, accepted his wife Jezebel's worship of Baal, thereby incurring Elijah's wrath.

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  • proper noun biblical A king of Israel.
  • proper noun A male given name, very rarely used.

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  • noun according to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC)

Etymologies

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From Hebrew אַחְאָב (Ach'av, "father’s brother"); from אַח (ach, "brother") + אָב (av, "father").

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