Definitions for abraham-man

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Abraham-man(noun)

    alt. of Abram-man

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abraham-man

    ā′bra-ham-man, n. originally a lunatic beggar from Bethlehem Hospital in London, marked by a special badge. Many sturdy beggars assumed this, hence the phrase To sham Abraham, to feign sickness, still used among sailors. [The wards in the old Bedlam are said to have been distinguished by the names of saints and patriarchs, as Abraham. Some find the origin of the name in an allusion to the parable of the beggar Lazarus, who found his rest in Abraham's bosom (Luke xvi.).]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abraham-man in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abraham-man in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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