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Abraham Sends Hagar and Ishmael Away (Gen. 21:1-14)

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin Ābraham, from Ancient Greek Ἀβραάμ (Abraám), from Hebrew אַבְרָהָם(aḇrāˈhām, Abraham). Glossed as אַב(aḇ, father of) + הֲמוֹן(hăˈmōn, multitude of) in Genesis 17:4–5; or from Hebrew אַבְרָם(aˈḇrām, Abram).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.bɹə.hæm/, /ˈɑː.bɹə.hæm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.bɹəˌhæm/, /ˈeɪ.bɹə.həm/
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Proper nounEdit

Abraham (plural Abrahams)

  1. (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.][1]
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 17:5:
      Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
    • 1980, Werner Keller, The Bible as History (tr. by William Neil), chapter 7, page 93:
      As one would expect of caravan people around 1900 B.C., the caravan people depicted in the Khnum-hotpe grave had donkeys, whereas the Bible says that Abraham and his people, who according to the traditional interpretation are supposed to have lived at the same period, already possessed camels.
    Synonyms: Abram, Ibrahim
  2. A male given name. [First attested prior to 1150.][1]
    • 1961, Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night, Dell (1975), page 28:
      "Lincoln wasn't a Jew, was he?" he said. "I'm sure not," I said. [] "The name Abraham is very suspicious, to say the least," said Goebbels. "I'm sure his parents didn't realize that it was a Jewish name," I said. "They must have just liked the sound of it. They were simple frontier people. If they'd known the name was Jewish, I'm sure they would have called him something more American, like George or Stanley or Fred."
  3. A patronymic surname​. [First attested prior to 1150.][1]
  4. The 14th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.

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NounEdit

Abraham (plural Abrahams)

  1. (archaic, British slang, chiefly London) A shop selling cheap and low-quality clothes, especially in the East End of London.[2][3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “Abraham” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 7.
  2. ^ “Abraham” in Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant, volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, 1889–1890, page 7.
  3. ^ Farmer, John Stephen (1890) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 1, page 9

CatalanEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Abraham m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Abraham
  2. Abraham (Biblical character)

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Abraham and Spanish Abraham, from Late Latin Ābraham, from Ancient Greek Ἀβραάμ (Abraám), from Hebrew אַבְרָהָם(avrahám, Abraham).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: A‧bra‧ham

Proper nounEdit

Abraham

  1. A male given name.
  2. (biblical) Abraham

CzechEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abraham m

  1. Abraham (a prophet in the Old Testament)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Abraham.

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs a declension-table template.

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin Ābraham, from Ancient Greek Ἀβραάμ (Abraám), from Biblical Hebrew אַבְרָהָם‎.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.braːˌɦɑm/
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  • Hyphenation: Abra‧ham

Proper nounEdit

Abraham m

  1. Abraham (Biblical character, presented as ancestral to many western Semitic peoples)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Abraham.

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EweEdit

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Abraham

  1. Abraham (Biblical character)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Abraham.

QuotationsEdit

  • Eʋe Biblia (Bible Society of Ghana) — Eyata womagayɔ wò bena Abram akpɔ o, ke boŋ Abraham anye wò ŋkɔ. Mose I 17:5

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abraham m

  1. Abraham (Biblical character)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Abraham.

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːbʁaˌha(ː)m/
  • IPA(key): /ˈaːbʁa(ː)m/ (often in fluent speech, not usually in isolation)
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Proper nounEdit

Abraham m (genitive Abrahams)

  1. Abraham (Biblical character)
  2. A male given name, equivalent to English Abraham.

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Ābrahām m (variously declined, genitive Ābrahām or Ābrahae); indeclinable, first declension

  1. Abraham (Biblical character)
    • Vulgate Liber Genesis 17:5
      nec ultra vocabitur nomen tuum Abram, sed appellaberis Abraham quia patrem multarum gentium constitui te.

DeclensionEdit

Indeclinable noun or first-declension noun (nominative/vocative singular in -ām).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Ābrahām Ābrahae
Genitive Ābrahām
Ābrahae
Ābrahārum
Dative Ābrahām
Ābrahae
Ābrahīs
Accusative Ābrahām Ābrahās
Ablative Ābrahām
Ābrahā
Ābrahīs
Vocative Ābrahām Ābrahae

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MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian Abramo, from Latin Abraham, from Ancient Greek Ἀβραάμ (Abraám), from Hebrew אַבְרָהָם‎(ʾaḇrāhām). The insertion of the mute -h- in the spelling directly after the Hebrew form; compare Għesaw (Esau).

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Abraham m

  1. (chiefly biblical) Abraham (male personal name)

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin Ābraham, from Ancient Greek Ἀβραάμ (Abraám), from Hebrew אַבְרָהָם(aḇrāˈhām, Abraham).

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Abraham m pers

  1. Abraham (Biblical figure)
  2. (rare) A male given name, equivalent to English Abraham.

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Further readingEdit

  • Abraham in Polish dictionaries at PWN

ScotsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abraham

  1. Abraham

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /abɾaˈam/, [aβɾaˈãm]

Proper nounEdit

Abraham m

  1. Abraham (Biblical character)
    • 1602, La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 17:5:
      Y no se llamará más tu nombre Abram, sino que será tu nombre Abraham, porque te he puesto por padre de muchedumbre de gentes.
  2. (rare) A male given name, equivalent to English Abraham.

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abraham c (genitive Abrahams)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Abraham.
  2. Abraham (Biblical figure)