Synonyms for abigail

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-i-geyl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb ɪˌgeɪl

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Définition of abigail

Origin :
  • fem. proper name, in Old Testament, Abigail the Carmelitess, a wife of David, from Hebrew Abhigayil, literally "my father is rejoicing," from abh "father" + gil "to rejoice." Used in general sense of "lady's maid" (1660s) from character of that name in Beaumont & Fletcher's "The Scornful Lady." The waiting maid association perhaps begins with I Sam. xxv, where David's wife often calls herself a "handmaid." Her male counterpart was Andrew.
  • As in lady-in-waiting : noun attendant to woman of royal household
  • As in : noun personal attendant
Example sentences :
  • The finer feminine instinct of Abigail led her to interpose.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • Meanwhile, Miss Abigail had descended the stairs to the sitting room.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Warren's Wards » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Similarly, she indulged a mettlesome fancy for referring to her hostess as "dear Abigail."
  • Extract from : « Nobody » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Abigail, to save her husband and his property, hastens to the foot of the hill.
  • Extract from : « The Wedding Ring » by T. De Witt Talmage
  • The stories of Deborah and Abigail are very apt to discourage a woman's soul.
  • Extract from : « The Wedding Ring » by T. De Witt Talmage
  • And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
  • Extract from : « Fair to Look Upon » by Mary Belle Freeley
  • Both Lydia and Abigail, because of their independence, interested Susan greatly.
  • Extract from : « Susan B. Anthony » by Alma Lutz
  • Abigail gave him no commandment from God, in the common sense of the word.
  • Extract from : « True Words for Brave Men » by Charles Kingsley
  • "This man," said Abigail Williams, going off into another fit.
  • Extract from : « Dulcibel » by Henry Peterson
  • Why should he not be as able to do it as Abigail Williams, or any other of the "afflicted" circle?
  • Extract from : « Dulcibel » by Henry Peterson

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