Ishmael

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

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Ishmael

  1. (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.
  2. A male given name.

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