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first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son Abraham , Ibrahim
Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic drama (525-456 BC) Aeschylus
father's side of family agnate
related on father's side agnate
one related on the father's side agnate , patrikin , patrilineal kin , patrilineal sib , patrisib
phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905) Alexander Melville Bell , Bell , Melville Bell
Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503) Alexander VI , Borgia , Pope Alexander VI , Rodrigo Borgia
(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the C Ambrose , Saint Ambrose , St. Ambrose
use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father' analysis
French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951) Andre Gide , Andre Paul Guillaume Gide , Gide
Flemish surgeon who is considered the father of modern anatomy (1514-1564) Andreas Vesalius , Vesalius
Venezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist-Leninist father; trained and worked with many terrorist groups (born in 1949) Andres Martinez , Carlos , Carlos the Jackal , Glen Gebhard , Hector Hevodidbon , Ilich Ramirez Sanchez , Ilich Sanchez , Michael Assat , Salim , Sanchez , Taurus
Babylonian father of the gods; identified with Assyrian Ashur; in Sumerian the name signifies `the totality of the upper world' Anshar
(Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death Antigone
French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794) Antoine Laurent Lavoisier , Antoine Lavoisier , Lavoisier
father of the gods and consort of Tiamat Apsu
heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son Arianism
theological doctrine taught by Athanasius that Christ the Son is of the same substance as God the Father Athanasianism
(Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373) Athanasius , Athanasius the Great , Saint Athanasius , St. Athanasius
(Greek mythology) the king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and of Menelaus Atreus
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