Isaac

[ ahy-zuh k ]
/ ˈaɪ zək /
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noun

a son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob. Gen. 21:1–4.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “laughter.”
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Isaac

/ (ˈaɪzək) /

noun

an Old Testament patriarch, the son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 17; 21–27)
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Word Origin and History for isaac

Isaac


masc. proper name, name of a biblical patriarch, from Late Latin, from Greek Isaak, from Hebrew Yitzhaq, literally "he laughs," imperf. of tzahaq "he laughed."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for isaac

Isaac


The son of Abraham and the father of Jacob and Esau.

Note

Abraham was prepared to sacrifice Isaac at God's request. (See Abraham and Isaac.)
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