The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it has been supposed to be derived from anaballo (ἀναβάλλω), "to defer," and to designate those divinities as the delayers of death.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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