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English

Etymology

From Late Latin Abraham < Ancient Greek Ἀβραάμ (Abraam) < Hebrew אַבְרָהָם (ʾAḇrāhām). Glossed as אָב (av = 'father') + המון (hamon = 'multitude') "father of a multitude (of nations)" in Genesis; or from Hebrew אַבְרָם, 'exalted father' or '[my] father is exalted', from אָב (av = 'father') + רָם (ram = 'high', 'lofty').

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Abraham

Plural
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Abraham

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A prophet in the Old Testament and Koran; the Semitic patriarch, father of the Jewish patriarch Isaac (by his wife Sarah) and the Arab patriarch Ishmael (by his concubine Hagar).
  2. A male given name.
  3. A surname.

Quotations

  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 17:5
    Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but they name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
  • 1980 — Werner Keller, The Bible as History (tr. by William Neil), ch.7, p 93
    As one would expect of caravan people around 1900 B.C., the caravan people depicted in the Khnum-hotpe grave had donkeys, whereas the Bible says that Abraham and his people, who according to the traditional interpretation are supposed to have lived at the same period, already possessed camels.

Synonyms

  • (Semitic patriarch): Abram

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Dutch

Proper noun

Abraham

  1. A male given name of biblical origin.

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Ewe

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Abraham

  1. Abraham (Biblical character)
  2. A male given name

Quotations

  • Eʋe Biblia (Bible Society of Ghana) — Eyata womagayɔ wò bena Abram akpɔ o, ke boŋ Abraham anye wò ŋkɔ. Mose I 17:5

German

Proper noun

Abraham [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Abraham]]

  1. (Biblical) Abraham
  2. A male given name

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Latin

Proper noun

Abraham

  1. Abraham (Biblical character)

Quotations

  • Vulgate Liber Genesis 17:5
    nec ultra vocabitur nomen tuum Abram, sed appellaberis Abraham quia patrem multarum gentium constitui te.

Spanish

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

Abraham

  1. Abraham (Biblical character)

Quotations

  • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 17:5
    Y no se llamará más tu nombre Abram, sino que será tu nombre Abraham, porque te he puesto por padre de muchedumbre de gentes.

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