abishag
A child born to a married man's mistress

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Abishag — a young woman of Shunem, distinguished for her beauty. She was chosen to be a helper and servant to David in his old age. Among Abishag s jobs was to lie next to David and keep him warm; however, David did not have sexual relations with her (1… …   Wikipedia

  • Abishag — f Biblical: name (possibly meaning ‘wise, educated’ in Hebrew) borne by a beautiful Shunammite virgin who was brought to the dying King David in a vain attempt to restore him to health and vigour. She was later used by David s son and successor… …   First names dictionary

  • Abishag —    Father of (i.e., given to ) error, a young woman of Shunem, distinguished for her beauty. She was chosen to minister to David in his old age. She became his wife (1 Kings 1:3, 4, 15). After David s death Adonijah persuaded Bathsheba, Solomon s …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Abishag — /ab euh shag /, n. a young maiden brought to David in his old age as a nurse and companion. I Kings 1:1 4. Also, Douay Bible, Abisag /ab i sag /. * * * …   Universalium

  • Abishag — (fl. 11th 10th cent, BCE)    Shunamite woman who ministered to David (I Kings 1:1 4) …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Abishag — /ab euh shag /, n. a young maiden brought to David in his old age as a nurse and companion. I Kings 1:1 4. Also, Douay Bible, Abisag /ab i sag / …   Useful english dictionary

  • ABISHAG THE SHUNAMMITE — (Heb. אֲבִישַג; the (Divine) Father (?) ; meaning unknown; of shunem ), an unmarried girl who was chosen to serve as sōkhenet to King David. The term comes from a root skn, attend to, take care, and its noun forms can be applied to high officials …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABISAC vel ABISHAG — ABISAC, vel ABISHAG Latine patris ignor antia, vel patris error, five pater apprehendens, vel Attingens, aut pater multiplicans, virgo adolescentula, quae calefaciebat regem Davidem, seniô, et frigiditate confectum 1 Reg. c. 1. v. 3 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Abisag — Abisag, ou Abishag (hb :אֲבִישַׁג ), jeune vierge originaire de Shounem, ville située au N. de Yizréel et du mont Guilboa, sur le territoire d’Issakar (Jos 19:17 23). “ Extrêmement belle ”, elle fut choisie par les serviteurs de David pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sunamite — Abisag Abisag, ou Abishag, jeune vierge originaire de Shounem, ville située au N. de Yizréel et du mont Guilboa, sur le territoire d’Issakar (Jos 19:17 23). “ Extrêmement belle ”, elle fut choisie par les serviteurs de David pour être la garde et …   Wikipédia en Français

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