a female given name: from a Swahili word meaning “beautiful.”

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  • Jamila darted down like a flash of lightning, and saw that it was so.

  • Then Jamila was sure it was a man, and said: 'Be comforted, I will restore you to your own shape.'

  • When the nurse went to fix the cord she saw tears falling from its eyes, and that it was dejected and sorrowful 'O Lady Jamila!

  • Even when he was a deer the prince had much admired Jamila now he thought her a thousand times more lovely than before.

  • Here they halted for a night, and at dawn said good-bye to the king-lion and set out for Jamila's country.