Hannibal definition

hănə-bəl
(person) 247-183? b.c.; Carthaginian general: crossed the Alps to invade Italy in 218
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Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps in 218 with about 35,000 men and routed Roman armies at Lake Trasimeno (217) and Cannae (216). He was later defeated at the Battle of Zama (202).
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A city of northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River northwest of St. Louis. It is famous as the boyhood home of Mark Twain.
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A male given name of mostly historical use. Most notably borne by the the Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca.
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A city in Missouri: Hannibal.
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Noun

Singular:
hannibal
Plural:
hannibals

Origin of 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”.

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