Abraham

noun
Abra·​ham | \ ˈā-brə-ˌham How to pronounce Abraham (audio) \

Definition of Abraham

in the Bible : an Old Testament patriarch regarded by Jews as the founder of the Hebrew people through his son Isaac and by Muslims as the founder of the Arab peoples through his son Ishmael

First Known Use of Abraham

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abraham

Late Latin, from Greek Abraam, from Hebrew 'Abhrāhām

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“Abraham.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abraham. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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