- (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.
Almah had spoken these words and stood looking at me with a face of woe.
Here we sat and ate, and Almah told me the names of all the dishes.
I'm engaged to Almah, and I love her better than all the world.
As for Almah, she stood pale and trembling, with a face of horror.
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").