Hama

[hah-mah, hah-mah]
Ancient Epiphania.Biblical name Hamath.
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Contemporary Examples of hama

  • The only excuse might be confusing it with Hama, the site of the infamous 1982 massacre.

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    The Ultimate 2012 Quiz

    Michael Tomasky

    December 27, 2012

  • The Muslim Brotherhood, which led the 1982 Hama revolt and plays a large role in the current insurrection, may emerge dominant.

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    What Comes After Assad in Syria?

    Bruce Riedel

    July 20, 2012

  • We have already seen in Homs and Hama, Houla and Tremseh how that can play out.

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    Richard Spencer: What's Next in Syria

    The Telegraph

    July 19, 2012

  • In sum, I don't believe that we live in a world anymore where a Hama can happen and the Western powers do nothing.

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    We're Going to War With Syria

    Michael Tomasky

    June 13, 2012

  • In 1982, Assad pere massacred 20,000 of his own people in Hama.

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    We're Going to War With Syria

    Michael Tomasky

    June 13, 2012

Historical Examples of hama

  • Half a league from Hama, we came to the river, and crossed it by a bridge.

  • "I guess that also means our river friends are working for Hama," said Geo.

    The Jewels of Aptor

    Samuel R. Delany

  • Do you think she does know about Hama but was just pretending?

    The Jewels of Aptor

    Samuel R. Delany

  • "She said we were to steal the final jewel from Hama and return with you to the ship," said Geo.

    The Jewels of Aptor

    Samuel R. Delany

  • "Yours is not to judge either Hama or Argo," stated the Priestess.

    The Jewels of Aptor

    Samuel R. Delany


British Dictionary definitions for hama

Hama

noun
  1. a city in W Syria, on the Orontes River: an early Hittite settlement; famous for its huge water wheels, used for irrigation since the Middle Ages. Pop: 439 000 (2005 est)Biblical name: Hamath
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