- a masculine name: dim. Abe
- Bible the first patriarch and ancestor of the Hebrews: Gen. 12-25
Origin of AbrahamClassical Hebrew (language) avraham, literally , father of many: the origin, originally form, avram, means “father is exalted”: see Genesis 17:5
in Abraham's bosom
- at rest with one's dead ancestors
- in a state of heavenly bliss, peace, etc.
Origin of AbrahamHebrew 'abrāhām the (divine) Father is exalted 'āb father ℵb rām, rāhām exalted rwm
- (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha'i) A prophet in the Old Testament, Qur'an and Aqdas; a Semitic patriarch who preached monotheism, father of the Jewish patriarch Isaac and the Arab patriarch Ishmael. [First attested prior to 1150.]
- A male given name. [First attested prior to 1150.]
- A patronymic surname.. [First attested prior to 1150.]
- The 14th sura (chapter) of the Quran
From Late Latin Ābraham, from Ancient Greek Ἀβραάμ (Abraam), from Hebrew אַבְרָהָם (avrahám, “Abraham”). Glossed as אַב (av, “father of”) + הֲמוֹן (hamón, “multitude of”) in Genesis 17:4–5; or from Hebrew אַבְרָם (avrám, “Abram”).