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proper noun 
  1. (context, Judaism, Islam) 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.
  2. (given name, male, ).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Ismaí«l
  • French: Ismaí«l
  • German: Ismael
  • Italian: Ismaele
  • Spanish: Ismael
Etymology: From (Hebr.) ÖÖÖÖ (Ishmail), meaning: "God hears or obeys". Standard YiÅmaÊel, Tiberian YiÅmÄÊíl; Arabic: (ARchar, ÙÙÙ), (IsmÄ'Äl).


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