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Isaac according to the Old Testament, the son of the patriarch Abraham and the father of Jacob and Esau.
Isaac Newton an English philosopher and mathematician who formulated the laws of gravity (b.1642--d.1727).
isagoge an introduction, as to a field of scholarly study or research.
Isaiah a major Hebrew prophet of the eighth century B.C. [2 definitions]
ischemia a localized stoppage of blood supply caused by a blockage in the bloodstream.
ischium the lowest of the three sections of either side of the pelvic bone, on which the body is supported when sitting.
-ise condition, quality, or function.
-ish belonging or pertaining to; of; from. [4 definitions]
Ishmael according to the Old Testament, an illegitimate son of Abraham who was sent into exile with his mother Hagar and who is venerated by Arabs of Islam as their ancestor.
Ishmaelite a member of a tribe considered to be descended from Ishmael and the progenitor of the Arab peoples. [2 definitions]
Ishtar the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of love, fertility, and later, war.
isinglass a clear gelatin obtained from the air bladders of fish, esp. sturgeon. [2 definitions]
Isis in Egyptian mythology, the goddess of fertility.
Islam a monotheistic religion based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad as set forth in the Koran. [3 definitions]
Islamabad the capital of Pakistan.
Islamic of or pertaining to Islam or to the culture inspired by it.
Islamize to convert to, or come to bring into conformity with, Islam.
island a body of land smaller than a continent and completely surrounded by water. [3 definitions]
islander one born or living on an island.
island of Langerhans see "islet of Langerhans."
isle an island, esp. a small one.