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From Old Welsh Cynbel, from cyn (chief) + bel (war). Possibly also from Old English Cynebeald.

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1901 Rudyard Kipling, Kim, Chapter 1
      The half-caste woman who looked after him (she smoked opium, and pretended to keep a second-hand furniture shop by the square where the cheap cabs wait) told the missionaries that she was Kim’s mother’s sister; but his mother had been nursemaid in a colonel's family and had married Kimball O’Hara, a young color-sergeant of the Mavericks, an Irish regiment.
  3. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada
  4. A city in Minnesota
  5. A city in Nebraska, and the county seat of Kimball County.
  6. A town in South Dakota
  7. A town in Tennessee
  8. A town in West Virginia
  9. A town in Wisconsin

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