- (in Egypt) a woman or girl who dances or sings professionally.
Origin of almah
Examples from the Web for almah
Historical Examples of almah
He said something, whereupon Almah arose and beckoned to me to follow.
Here we sat and ate, and Almah told me the names of all the dishes.
Almah had spoken these words and stood looking at me with a face of woe.
As for Almah, she stood pale and trembling, with a face of horror.
And for me and for Almah, what possible hope could there be?
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").