- (in Islamic countries) a communal bathhouse, usually with separate baths for men and women.
Origin of hammam
(< Turkish haman) < Arabic ḥammām
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Examples from the Web for hammam
Well, it is this: At the hammam is employed a cousin of Embarka's.A Soldier of the Legion
C. N. Williamson
"And her mother knew I should be all night at the Hammam," he said."Fin Tireur"
Christians cannot enter a Mohammedan hammam, as they are considered unclean.Modern Persia
Mooshie G. Daniel
That in the bath of the Hammam es-Shefa is a spring of undrinkable water.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text
We much enjoyed the use of the Persian “hammam” (bath) while there.Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia
M. E. Hume-Griffith
- a bathing establishment, such as a Turkish bath
Arabic, literally: bath
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