Word Summary
abal: verily, of a truth
Original Word: אֲבָל
Transliteration: abal
Phonetic Spelling: (ab-awl')
Part of Speech: Adverb
Short Definition: verily, of a truth
Meaning: verily, of a truth
Strong's Concordance
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


H61. abal


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; 2 Chronicles 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 אבלcamel 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).