Abilene

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Etymology 1[edit]

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From Ancient Greek Ἀβιληνή ‎(Abilēnḗ).

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Abilene

  1. (biblical) A region of Syria south and southeast of Damascus.

Etymology 2[edit]

After Abilene, a region mentioned in the Bible (Luke 3:1).

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Abilene

  1. A city of west-central Texas west-southwest of Fort Worth; founded in 1881 with the coming of the railroad, the city first prospered as a shipping center for cattle.
  2. A city in Kansas.

Etymology 3[edit]

Named for the town of Abilene, Texas, near where the artifacts were discovered.

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Abilene ‎(not comparable)

  1. (archaeology) Belonging to a prehistoric culture of central Texas, characterized by oval grinding stones.