- the son of Abraham and Hagar: he and his mother were made outcasts: Gen. 21:9-21
- an outcast
Origin of IshmaelEcclesiastical Late Latin Ismaël from Classical Hebrew (language) yishm?‘?'l, literally , God hears
In the Bible, the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac. He is traditionally considered to be the forebear of the Arabs.
Origin of IshmaelAfter Ishmael 1
From Hebrew יִשְׁמָעֵאל (yishma'él (yišmāʿēl), “God hears, God will hear”).