Ishmaelite

Ishmaelite

[ish-mee-uh-lahyt, -mey-uh-, -muh-]
noun
1.
a descendant of Ishmael, the traditional ancestor of the Arab peoples.
2.
a wanderer or outcast.

Origin:
1570–80; Ishmael + -ite1

Ishmaelitish, adjective
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Ishmaelite (ˈɪʃmeɪəˌlaɪt)
 
n
1.  a supposed descendant of Ishmael; a member of a desert people of Old Testament times
2.  rare an outcast
 
'Ishmaelitism
 
n

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