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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 via the Ishmaelites.
- A male given name from Hebrew.
- (type) An outcast.
- 1932, Frank Richards [pen name], “Bunter's Night Out”, in The Magnet:
- His new friend was evidently a young Ishmael - his hand against every man and every man's hand against him.
eldest son of Abraham
male given name