61. abal
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abal: verily, of a truth
Original Word: אֲבָל
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: abal
Phonetic Spelling: (ab-awl')
Short Definition: truly

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
verily, of a truth
NASB Translation
however (2), nevertheless (2), no (2), truly (3).

אֲבָל adverb

1 in older Hebrew with an asseverative force, verily, of a truth Genesis 42:21; 2 Samuel 14:5; 1 Kings 1:43; 2 Kings 4:14, with a slight adversative force, nay, but Genesis 17:19 (P).

2 in late Hebrew as a decided adversative, howbeit, but Daniel 10:7,21; Ezra 10:13; 2Chronicles 1:4; 19:3; 33:17 (compare Arabic of a truth, sometimes, from the context, nay rather Qor 2:82; 2:94; 2:110; 2:129; 2:149; 2:165; 2:261; 3:143; 4:52 etc.)

III. אבל (compare Arabic able to manage camels, from , collective, Sabean אבל camel DHMZMG 1883, 329). On this etymology, form ׳אוֺ needs explanation; GFM (privately) queries whether, if Genuine, name may not be theophoric (x + £l), possibly error for אַדְבְּאֵל; or Aramaic Aph`el from יבל (which in any case may have influenced pronunciation).

but, indeed, nevertheless, verily

Apparently from 'abal through the idea of negation; nay, i.e. Truly or yet -- but, indeed, nevertheless, verily.

see HEBREW 'abal

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