(bible, person, proper) The second son of Adam and Eve, killed by his brother Cain: Gen. 4
In the Bible, the son of Adam and Eve who was slain by his elder brother, Cain.
The son of Adam and Eve who was killed by his brother Cain.
A male given name.
(name, person, proper) A masculine name.
Origin of abel
From Middle English, from Latin, from Ancient Greek, from Hebrewהֶבֶל (hével, “breath, vapor; vanity”) or from Akkadian [script?] (ablu, “son”).
Abel Sentence Examples
Seth was born after the murder of Abel, and in iv.
Franklin's Autobiography was begun in 1771 as a private chronicle for his son, Governor William Franklin; the papers, bringing the story of his father's life down to 1730, were lost by the governor during the War of Independence, and in 1783 came into the possession of Abel James, who restored them to Franklin and urged him to complete the sketch.
According to Abel, the most favourable effect is produced by from I to 12% of phosphorus.
In 1875 Sir Frederick Abel, at the request of the British Government, began to investigate the matter, and in August 1879 the " Abel test " was legalized.
It is still customary to determine the open flash-point and firetest of lubricating oils, but the close flash-point is also usually ascertained, a modification of the Abel or Abel-Pensky apparatus, known as the Pensky-Martens, having been devised for the purpose.