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Meaning of Ishmael

Ish•ma•el

Pronunciation: (ish'mē-ul, -mā-), [key]
— n.
  1. the son of Abraham and Hagar: both he and Hagar were cast out of Abraham's family by Sarah. Gen. 16:11, 12.
  2. any outcast.
  3. an Arab.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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