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 via the Ishmaelites.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.
  3. (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.

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