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 Trip to the Orient Robert Urie Jacob

And Ahisar, governor of the house: and Adoniram, the son of abda, over the tribute.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various

In this way he entered the once proud capital of the abda’rahmans, and was lodged in the house of the king’s major-domo.
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving

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