Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

almah

[al-muh] /ˈæl mə/
noun
1.
(in Egypt) a woman or girl who dances or sings professionally.
Also, alma, alme, almeh.
Origin of almah
Egyptian Arabic
< Egyptian Arabic ʿalmah, variant of Arabic ʿālimah literally, knowledgeable
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for almah
Historical Examples
Word Origin and History for almah
n.

Egyptian dancing-girl, belly-dancer, 1814, perhaps from Arabic almah (fem. adjective), "learned, knowing," from alama "to know." Or perhaps from a Semitic root meaning "girl" (cf. Hebrew alma "a young girl, a damsel").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for almah

Word Value for almah

10
11
Scrabble Words With Friends