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Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew אַבְרָם(ʾaḇrām).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Abraham (prophet in the Old Testament). [First attested prior to 1150.][1]
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 12:5
      And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act I Scene 3
      O father Abram, what these Christians are,
      Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect
      The thoughts of others! [...]
    • 2005-2014, Modern English Version (MEV), Gen. 12:5 and 17:5:
      Abram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had accumulated, and the people that they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan. They came to the land of Canaan.
      No longer will your name be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
    Synonym: Abraham
  2. A male given name from Hebrew. [First attested prior to 1150.][1]
  3. A patronymic surname​. [First attested prior to 1150.][1]


Abram (plural Abrams)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Synonym of Abraham man[2]
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  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) insane; mad[2]
    • c. 1608–1610, Rid, Samuel, Martin Mark-all, Beadle of Bridewell:
      He maunds Abram, he begs as a madde man.
  2. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) naked.[2][3]
    She's all Abram
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English [Term?] Eadburh's (a woman's name) hām.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A village near Manchester.
  2. A habitational surname​.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “Abram” 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Farmer, John Stephen (1890) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 1, page 10
  3. ^ [Francis Grose] (1785) , “Abram”, in A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 2nd edition, London: Printed for S. Hooper, [], OCLC 1179630700.




  • IPA(key): /ˈa.bram/
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Proper noun[edit]

Abram m pers

  1. Abram (Biblical character)



Proper noun[edit]

Abram m anim

  1. A surname​.



  • IPA(key): /aˈbɾam/, [aˈβɾãm]

Proper noun[edit]

Abram m

  1. Abram (Biblical character)
    • 1602, La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 12:5:
      Y tomó Abram á Sarai su mujer, y á Lot hijo de su hermano, y toda su hacienda que habían ganado, y las almas que habían adquirido en Harán, y salieron parair á tierra de Canaán; y á tierra de Canaán llegaron.