ÁBRAHAM

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

ÁBRAHAM, genitive -aim, Abraham; Hebrew — Abbrahám, father of a multitude (compare Gen. XVII, 5); the name of the progenitor of the Jewish nation; propagated in France and the Netherlands through St. Abraham of Auvergne; introduced into Ireland by the Anglo-Normans, but never became common. Latin — Abraham, -ae.

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.


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