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

  • In the Bible, Abraham's nephew, whose wife was turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back as they fled Sodom.
  • A river of southern France rising in the Cévennes and flowing about 483 km (300 mi) westward to the Garonne River.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A nephew of Abraham.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin; rare today.


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