Ishmael definition

ĭshmē-əl, -mā-
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.
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A male given name.
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An outcast.
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An outcast.
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(person, proper) The son of Abraham and Hagar: he and his mother were made outcasts: Gen. 21:9-21
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(Abrahamic religions) The eldest son of Abraham and his wife's handmaiden Hagar who were cast out after the birth of Isaac; traditionally the ancestor of the Arabs.
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Origin of ishmael

  • After Ishmael

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

  • From Hebrew יִשְׁמָעֵאל (yishma'él (yišmāʿēl), “God hears, God will hear”).

    From Wiktionary