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date: 05 June 2020

Abigail (Hebrew avīgáil, ‘whose father rejoices’, from av, ‘father’, and gīl, ‘to rejoice’) 

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
Susie Dent

Abigail (1 Samuel 25:24–8) repeatedly called herself david’s handmaid, with the result that her name came to ...

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