🔼The name Abida in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Abida
The name Abida consists of two elements. The first part comes from the common word אב (ab), meaning father:
The letter yod probably turns the word ab into a possessive form, meaning either my father or father of, depending on the context.
The second element of the name Abida comes from the root ידע (yada'), meaning to know:
The name Abida means Father of Knowledge (Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names), The Father Knows (NOBSE Study Bible Name List) or My Father Took Knowledge (BDB Theological Dictionary).