Etymology
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Hannibal

masc. proper name, name of the Carthaginian general (c. 247-183 B.C.E.) who hounded Rome in the 2nd Punic War, from Punic (Semitic) Hannibha'al, literally "my favor is with Baal;" first element related to Hebrew hanan "he was gracious, showed favor" (see Hannah); for second element see Baal.

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Definitions of Hannibal

Hannibal (n.)
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);
Hannibal (n.)
a town in northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River; boyhood home of Mark Twain;
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