from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ahab Ninth century B.C. Pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel who, according to the Bible, was overthrown by Jehu.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A king of Israel.
  • proper n. A male given name, very rarely used.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. according to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC)


From Hebrew אַחְאָב (Ach'av, "father’s brother"); from אַח (ach, "brother") + אָב (av, "father"). (Wiktionary)



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