from Abdera, in Thrace, whose citizens were proverbial as rustic simpletons who would laugh at anything or anyone they didn’t understand (making their town the Hellenic equivalent of Gotham).
(defs 1, 2). Historical Examples Abdias, Marcellinus and Hegisippus have each related this story, with a little difference in the details. A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Abdias, Marcellus, and Hegesippus have all three written this story. A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Abdias therefore […]
abdi my servant. (1.) 1 Chr. 6:44. (2.) 2 Chr. 29:12. (3.) Ezra 10:26. Contemporary Examples Next, abdi would like to work with Chris Rock and Denzel Washington and is writing a film script himself. Barkhad Abdi: From Limo Driver to Oscar Contender Tim Teeman February 22, 2014 Today, abdi and her staff appealed to […]
to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, especially in a formal manner: The aging founder of the firm decided to abdicate. to give up or renounce (authority, duties, an office, etc.), especially in a voluntary, public, or formal manner: King Edward VIII of England abdicated the throne in 1936. […]
abdicating, forsaking, or deserting: to be abdicant of one’s duty. a person who abdicates; abdicator.