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Ishmael

[ ish-mee-uhl, -mey- ]
/ ˈɪʃ mi əl, -meɪ- /
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noun
the son of Abraham and Hagar: both he and Hagar were cast out of Abraham's family by Sarah. Genesis 16:11, 12.
any outcast.
an Arab.

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Origin of Ishmael

From Hebrew Yishmāʿēl “God will hear”
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British Dictionary definitions for Ishmael

Ishmael
/ (ˈɪʃmeɪəl) /

noun
the son of Abraham and Hagar, Sarah's handmaid: the ancestor of 12 Arabian tribes (Genesis 21:8–21; 25:12–18)
a bandit chieftain, who defied the Babylonian conquerors of Judah and assassinated the governor appointed by Nebuchadnezzar (II Kings 25:25; Jeremiah 40:13–41:18)
rare an outcast
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