Definitions for hagarˈheɪ gɑr, -gər
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The Egyptian concubine of Abraham, mother of Ishmael.
Origin: From הגר. Compare Arabic هاجر, Tiberian Hebrew .
Hagar hay'gahr is a biblical person in the Book of Genesis Chapter 16. She was an Egyptian handmaid of Sarai, who gave her to Abram to bear a child. Thus came the firstborn, Ishmael, the patriarch of the Ishmaelites. The name Hagar originates from the Book of Genesis, is mentioned in Hadith, and alluded to in the Qur'an. She is revered in the Islamic faith and acknowledged in all Abrahamic faiths. In mainstream Christianity, she is considered a concubine to Abram.
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Sarah's maid, of Egyptian birth, who became by Abraham the mother of Ishmael and of the Ishmaelites.
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