Etymology
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Abel

masc. proper name, in the Old Testament the second son of Adam and Eve, from Hebrew Hebhel, literally "breath," also "vanity;" "so called from his short life and sudden death" [Thayer].

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Definitions of Abel

Abel (n.)
Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829);
Synonyms: Niels Abel / Niels Henrik Abel
Abel (n.)
(Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain;
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