?646–705 ad, fifth caliph (685–705) of the Omayyad Arab dynasty. He pacified the Muslim empire and extended its territory in North Africa
- Abd-el krim
1881?–1963, Moroccan chief: leader of the Riff revolts 1921, 1924.
- Abd-er-rahman khan
1830?–1901, amir of Afghanistan 1880–1901.
abda servant. (1.) The father of Adoniram, whom Solomon set over the tribute (1 Kings 4:6); i.e., the forced labour (R.V., “levy”). (2.) A Levite of the family of Jeduthun (Neh. 11:17), also called Obadiah (1 Chr. 9:16). Historical Examples On our return to Luxor my donkey boy abda and I had a disagreement. A […]
plural noun extreme anxiety or nervousness, the heebie-jeebies; also called habdabs , [screaming abdabs or habdabs] Examples She got the abdabs about speaking to the editor. Word Origin WWII meaning ‘a tall tale’; 1950+ current meaning Usage Note slang noun Anxiety or nervous tension: Starting any new project gives her the abdabs (1945+)