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abigail

Saltos de línea: abi|gail
Pronunciación: /ˈabɪɡeɪl
 
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Definición de abigail en inglés:

sustantivo

archaic
A lady’s maid.
Example sentences
  • Lady Protheroe sent her abigail ahead and took Croft's arm.
  • I was as close as a young lady might be to her abigail, but it did not help that I could not drag a coherent word out of her.
  • I have taken the liberty of retaining an abigail for you; I was surprised your father had not done so.

Origen

mid 17th century: from the name of a character in The Scornful Lady by Beaumont and Fletcher, possibly in allusion to 1 Sam. 25: 23–24: ‘And when Abigail saw David, she … fell at his feet, and said, “… hear the words of thine handmaid”.’.

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