Abaddir

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Punic 𐤀𐤁𐤀𐤃𐤓(ʾbʾdr, mighty father), a title bestowed by the Carthaginians on gods of the first order.[1][2]

Proper noun[edit]

Ābaddir n sg (indeclinable)

  1. A Punic deity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Abadir or Abaddir”, in The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert[1], accessed 22 February 2022, archived from the original on 22 February 2022: “Abadir or Abaddir, word composed of two Phoenician terms. It means magnificent father, a title the Carthaginians gave to gods of the first order.”
  2. ^ “abaddir”, in North African Names from Latin Sources[2], accessed 22 February 2022, archived from the original on 22 February 2022: “Priscianus 47, 153, 234, 313; cf. Jongeling JEOL xxix 1985--1986 (1987) 130 n. 21: abaddir probably = ᵓb ᵓdr, "mighty father", (this explanation already with Gesenius, Monumenta 384)”
  • Abaddir”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Abaddir in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette