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Meaning of Abel

A•bel

Pronunciation: (ā'bul for 4 also Norw. ä'bul), [key]
— n.
  1. the second son of Adam and Eve, slain by his brother, Cain. Gen. 4.
  2. 1827–1902, English chemist: inventor of cordite.
  3. 1908–87, U.S. labor leader: president of the United Steelworkers of America 1965–77.
  4. 1802–29, Norwegian mathematician.
  5. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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