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  • proper noun A male given name of mostly historical use. Most notably borne by the the Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca.
  • proper noun A city in Missouri: Hannibal.

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  • noun general who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)
  • noun a town in northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River; boyhood home of Mark Twain

Etymologies

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From Phoenician, meaning “mercy of (the god) Baal”.

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