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Abraham

[ ey-bruh-ham, -huhm ]
/ ˈeɪ brəˌhæm, -həm /
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noun
the first of the great Biblical patriarchs, father of Isaac, and traditional founder of the ancient Hebrew nation: considered by Muslims an ancestor of the Arab peoples through his son Ishmael.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “father of many.”

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British Dictionary definitions for Abraham

Abraham
/ (ˈeɪbrəˌhæm, -həm) /

noun
Old Testament the first of the patriarchs, the father of Isaac and the founder of the Hebrew people (Genesis 11–25)
Abraham's bosom the place where the just repose after death (Luke 16:22)
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