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86 is gym-atria for elokim, gd of all powers meaning one who has complete power over all worlds including nature. ---86
Miriam, the sister of Moshe Rabbeinu, was born 86 years before Yetzias Mitzrayim. That was when the Egyptians increased the Israelites' slavery, which is reflected in Miriam's name (from the root Mar, bitterness). (Shir Hashirim Rabbah 2:11)
Avraham was 86 when Yishmael was born.
86 cc = 1 revi'is (the amount of wine for kiddush and the Four Cups, and a significant amount of liquid in many other halachic contexts), according to R' Avraham Chaim Naeh. (He gives a useful mnemonic for this: כוס equals 86.)