i.a. isaacs

Isaacs

[ahy-zuhks for 1; ee-sahks for 2]
noun
1.
Sir Isaac Alfred, 1855–1948, Australian jurist: governor general of Australia 1931–36.
2.
Jorge [hawr-hey] , 1837–95, Colombian novelist.
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Isaac
masc. proper name, name of a biblical patriarch, from L.L., from Gk. Isaak, from Heb. Yitzhaq, lit. "he laughs," imperf. of tzahaq "he laughed."
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Isaac definition


The son of Abraham and the father of Jacob and Esau.

Note: Abraham was prepared to sacrifice Isaac at God's request. (See Abraham and Isaac.)
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