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 (hā′gər, -gär)
In the Bible, the Egyptian servant of Abraham's wife, Sarah. With Abraham she had a son, Ishmael.


(ˈheɪɡɑː; -ɡə)
(Bible) Old Testament an Egyptian maid of Sarah, who bore Ishmael to Abraham, Sarah's husband


(ˈheɪ gɑr, -gər)

the mother of Ishmael. Gen. 16.
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There are traditions still extant among the people of Slavs of the true faith suffering under the yoke of the 'unclean sons of Hagar.
But you know how the angel commanded Hagar to return to her mistress, and submit herself under the hand;[1] and the apostle sent back Onesimus to his master.
The angel bade the pregnant Hagar return to her mistress Sarai, even though Sarai had dealt harshly with her.
Hagar, the witch, chanted an awful incantation over her kettleful of simmering toads, with weird effect.
BIRTHDAYS: Nana Mouskouri, singer, 83; Paul Simon, singer, 76; Edwina Currie, author and former MP, 71; Sammy Hagar, rock guitarist, 70; Chris Carter, writer and TV producer (The X-Files), 60; Marie Osmond, singer and actress, 58; Kelly Preston, actress, 55 (inset); John Regis, former athlete, 51; Ian Thorpe, Olympic swimmer, 35.
Hagar runs a preschool, nursery school and elementary school in Beer-Sheva for Jewish and Arab children who study together and play together.
In this column I will discuss Mary Johnston's novel, Hagar (1913) to begin to understand why white southern novelists of this period chose not to portray white southern women as trained nurses.
The National Congress forces and militia failed to penetrate into any strategic area held by the Movement despite the heavy air and artillery attacks day and night," said SLM-AW military spokesperson Shihab al-Din Ahmed Hagar.
The Ministry of Interior posted a video Saturday in which the claims made by female detainee Hagar a week earlier regarding her ill treatment in Shubra police station were denied by her lawyer and her aunt.
Sarah was filled with hate when Hagar became pregnant with Ishmael, the first child of Abram (not yet known as Abraham).
When Hagar and her son Ishmael were banished from the house of Abraham and Sarah to the wilderness, in danger of dying from thirst and looking for refuge, "God heard the voice of the boy" and saved their lives.
The tension between Sarah and Hagar is explored at length, as well as proposed understandings for Hagar's dismissal.