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A male given name of mostly historical use. Most notably borne by the the Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca.
A city in Missouri: Hannibal.
From Latin Hannibal, from Punic (ḥnbʿl), a compound of (ḥn, “grace”) and (bʿl, “master”), originally meaning “grace of (the god) Baal”, “(the god) Baal has been gracious”.
Finally in 218 Hannibal took it and passed on into Italy.
Thenceforward its position was dependent, and in the Second Punic War, after several vicissitudes, it was depopulated and plundered by Hannibal.
The town of South Hannibal was annexed to it in 1843.
On the strength of a monument bearing his name, it has been surmised that Hannibal was born in Malta, while his father was governor-general of Sicily; he certainly did not die in Malta.
It sided with Rome against Carthage, and drew Hannibal's first assault.
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