Ishmael


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Ish·ma·el 1

 (ĭsh′mē-əl, -mā-)
In the Bible, the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac. He is traditionally considered to be the forebear of the Arabs.

Ish·ma·el 2

 (ĭsh′mē-əl, -mā-)
n.
An outcast.

[After Ishmael.]

Ishmael

(ˈɪʃmeɪəl)
n
1. (Bible) the son of Abraham and Hagar, Sarah's handmaid: the ancestor of 12 Arabian tribes (Genesis 21:8–21; 25:12–18)
2. (Bible) a bandit chieftain, who defied the Babylonian conquerors of Judah and assassinated the governor appointed by Nebuchadnezzar (II Kings 25:25; Jeremiah 40:13–41:18)
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) rare an outcast

Ish•ma•el

(ˈɪʃ mi əl, -meɪ-)

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. outcast; pariah.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ishmael - (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of IsaacIshmael - (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.Ishmael - a person who is rejected (from society or home)
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
heretic, misbeliever, religious outcast - a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
leper - a pariah who is avoided by others
Harijan, untouchable - belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
If then, Sir William Jones, who read in thirty languages, could not read the simplest peasant's face, in its profounder and more subtle meanings, how may unlettered Ishmael hope to read the awful Chaldee of the Sperm Whale's brow?
To the enquiries of Athelstane and Cedric, the old Jew could for some time only answer by invoking the protection of all the patriarchs of the Old Testament successively against the sons of Ishmael, who were coming to smite them, hip and thigh, with the edge of the sword.
went the voices from within; and, to John, this was like the end of all Christian observances, for he was now to be a wild man like Ishmael, and his life was to be cast in homeless places and with godless people.
Pickup behind me; "no pay, my dear, unlesh your Rembrandt ish good enough to take me in--even me, Ishmael, who dealsh in pictersh and knowsh what'sh what.
If one of the lazy sons of Skirting Ishmael is prowling out of his camp to-night," said the young bee-hunter, with great vivacity, and in tones that might easily have been excited to a menace, "he may have an end put to his journey sooner than either he or his father is dreaming
Are there other explanations for Sarah having such a visceral reaction to Ishmael playing/laughing at or near the time of Isaac's weaning?
When they got back to Missouri, Ishmael felt homesick for Trinidad.
But the plight of Kazuo and his wife Hatsue (Youki Koudoh) is of particular interest to reporter Ishmael (Ethan Hawke).
Yet, for some reason, Ishmael, and not Ahab, has remained the darling of Melville critics.
During the war years, he works in the Roosevelt administration, but in 1945, he resigns his office and within weeks is at work on Call Me Ishmael.
Never before have I recommended a book in the way that I recommend Quinn's novel, Ishmael.
It is part of a section called "Achievement and Frustration," and in it Fiedler looks closely at the relationship between Ishmael and Queequeg in Herman Melville's Moby Dick, starting with the night they spend sharing a bed in a crowded inn, Ishmael waking to find Queequeg's arm about him.