Word Summary
Abishay: "my father is Jesse", an Israelite name
Original Word: אֲבִישַׁי
Transliteration: Abishay
Phonetic Spelling: (ab-ee-shah'ee)
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Short Definition: "my father is Jesse", an Israelite name
Meaning: Abishai -- "my father is Jesse", an Israelite name
Strong's Concordance

Or (shorter) Abshay {ab-shah'ee}; from 'ab and shay; father of a gift (i.e. Probably generous); Abishai, an Israelite -- Abishai.

see HEBREW 'ab

see HEBREW shay


H52. Abishay

אֲבִישַׁיproper name, masculine (my father is Jesse; LagBN 75 thinks from אֲבֶן‎ (= בֶּן‎ + ישׁי‎ compare ᵐ5Ἀβεσσα[ι] 1 Samuel 26:6) — ׳א26:6 (twice in verse) + 17 t. 1 & 2Samuel = אַבְשַׁי2 Samuel 10:10 5t. 1Chronicles — grandson of Jesse; son of Zeruiah & brother of Joab 1 Samuel 26:6 (twice in verse); 26:7-8, 9; 2 Samuel 2:18; 2:24 + 20:6 (where read ᵑ6 יואב‎ Th We Dr) + 12 t. 2Sam + 20:7 (where insert ᵐ5 אבישׁי‎ We Dr) + 5 t. 1Chron.