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Ishmaelite

[ish-mee-uh-lahyt, -mey-uh-, -muh-] /ˈɪʃ mi əˌlaɪt, -meɪ ə-, -mə-/
noun
1.
a descendant of Ishmael, the traditional ancestor of the Arab peoples.
2.
a wanderer or outcast.
Origin of Ishmaelite
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; Ishmael + -ite1
Related forms
Ishmaelitish, adjective
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Ishmaelite

/ˈɪʃmeɪəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a supposed descendant of Ishmael; a member of a desert people of Old Testament times
2.
(rare) an outcast
Derived Forms
Ishmaelitism, noun
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