Abram

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See also: abram, Ábram, Abrám, and Abrâm

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew אַבְרָם(ʾaḇrām).

Proper noun[edit]

Abram

  1. Abraham (prophet in the Old Testament). [First attested prior to 1150.][1]
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, 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.
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene iii]:
      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:
      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.
    • 2005–2014, Modern English Version (MEV), Gen. 17:5:
      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 surname from Hebrew [in turn originating as a patronymic]. [First attested prior to 1150.][1]
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Abram (plural Abrams)

  1. (obsolete, UK, thieves' cant) Synonym of Abraham man[2]
Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Abram

  1. (obsolete, UK, 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, UK, thieves' cant) naked.[2][3]
    She's all Abram
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English Eadburh's (a woman's name) hām.

Proper noun[edit]

Abram

  1. A large village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England (OS grid ref SD6001).
  2. A habitational surname from Old English.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “Abram”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →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] (1788), “Abram”, in A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 2nd edition, London: [] S. Hooper, [], OCLC 1179630700.

Anagrams[edit]


Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈab.ram/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -abram
  • Syllabification: Ab‧ram

Proper noun[edit]

Abram m pers

  1. Abram (Biblical character)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Abram in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Abram in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian Ábrány.

Proper noun[edit]

Abram m

  1. A commune of Bihor, Romania
  2. A village in Abram, Bihor, Romania

Slovene[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Abram m anim

  1. a surname.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈbɾam/, [aˈβ̞ɾãm]

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.