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taber

[tey-ber] /ˈteɪ bər/
noun, Music.
1.

tabor

or taber, tabour

[tey-ber] /ˈteɪ bər/
noun
1.
a small drum formerly used to accompany oneself on a pipe or fife.
verb (used without object)
2.
to play upon or as if upon a tabor; drum.
verb (used with object)
3.
to strike or beat, as on a tabor.
Origin of tabor
1250-1300
1250-1300; (noun) Middle English < Old French tab(o)ur; see tambour; (v.) Middle English tabouren, derivative of the noun or < Old French taborer, derivative of tab(o)ur
Related forms
taborer, tabourer, noun
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  • One day his office-boy brought in word that Mrs. taber would like to see him.

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  • Do you think there's as much danger in this thing as taber says?

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • An hour later, back at his own phone, taber got a second call from Callahan.

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  • taber considered the question as he downed a healthy belt from the glass.

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  • Dr. Entman shook his head sadly, certain that taber had slipped a cog.

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  • But before she could decide whether she was or not, taber turned to the phone.

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  • He took the situation in and understood taber's frantic gesture.

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  • I will teach the children their behaviours; and I will be like a jack-an-apes also, to burn the knight with my taber.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
  • taber saw his face in the light streaming from the living room—he seemed frightened.

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  • Glιᵹbeam, ᵹlιpbeam (glig or glee-beam), tympanum; a timbrel or taber.

British Dictionary definitions for taber

tabor

/ˈteɪbə/
noun
1.
(music) a small drum used esp in the Middle Ages, struck with one hand while the other held a three-holed pipe See pipe1 (sense 7)
Derived Forms
taborer, tabourer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French tabour, perhaps from Persian tabīr

Tabor

/ˈteɪbə/
noun
1.
Mount Tabor, a mountain in N Israel, near Nazareth: traditionally regarded as the mountain where the Transfiguration took place. Height: 588 m (1929 ft)
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Word Origin and History for taber

tabor

n.

"small drum resembling a tamborine," late 13c., from Old French tabour, tabur "drum" (11c.), probably from Persian tabir "drum," but evolution of sense and form are uncertain. Related to tambourine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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taber in the Bible

a height. (1.) Now Jebel et-Tur, a cone-like prominent mountain, 11 miles west of the Sea of Galilee. It is about 1,843 feet high. The view from the summit of it is said to be singularly extensive and grand. This is alluded to in Ps. 89:12; Jer. 46:18. It was here that Barak encamped before the battle with Sisera (q.v.) Judg. 4:6-14. There is an old tradition, which, however, is unfounded, that it was the scene of the transfiguration of our Lord. (See HERMON.) "The prominence and isolation of Tabor, standing, as it does, on the border-land between the northern and southern tribes, between the mountains and the central plain, made it a place of note in all ages, and evidently led the psalmist to associate it with Hermon, the one emblematic of the south, the other of the north." There are some who still hold that this was the scene of the transfiguration (q.v.). (2.) A town of Zebulum (1 Chr. 6:77). (3.) The "plain of Tabor" (1 Sam. 10:3) should be, as in the Revised Version, "the oak of Tabor." This was probably the Allon-bachuth of Gen. 35:8.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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