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Ishmael

Origin

  • hebrew: God hears; In the Bible, Ishmael was the elder son of Abraham by Hagar, the Egyptian slave of Abraham''s wife Sarah. Ishmael is considered the patriarch of Arabs and forefather of Islam.
    "Call me Ishmael." —the famous opening sentence of Herman Melville''s epic novel Moby Dick

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