Abraham meaning

ābrə-hăm
In the Bible, the first patriarch and progenitor of the Hebrew people. He was the father of Ishmael and Isaac.
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(place) Plateau in the city of Quebec, on the St. Lawrence: site of a battle (1759) in which the British under Wolfe defeated the French under Montcalm, leading to British control of Canada.
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Abe.
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(bible, person, proper) The first patriarch and ancestor of the Hebrews: Gen. 12-25
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(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.]
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A male given name. [First attested prior to 1150.]
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A patronymic surname​.. [First attested prior to 1150.]
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The 14th sura (chapter) of the Quran.
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in Abraham's bosom
  • at rest with one's dead ancestors
  • in a state of heavenly bliss, peace, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of abraham

  • Hebrew ’abrāhām the (divine) Father is exalted ’āb father ℵb in Semitic roots rām, rāhām exalted rwm in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary