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samaʿ

[suh-mah]
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noun Islam.
  1. the Sufi practice of gathering to listen to religious poetry that is sung, often accompanied by ecstatic dance or other ritual.
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Origin of samaʿ

From the Arabic word samāʿ literally, hearing
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Historical Examples

  • The chief, turning to one of the sub-chiefs, said: "Sama will take you to them."

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  • Samme, as Cock writes it, is Sama, a title of respect appended to the name.

  • They went on past that place, on up the river until they came to Sama'ôkusa.

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  • The O'Kagé Sama now was longing for the rightful substitution.

  • Sama, a title equivalent to Mr. It is a polite term used for both men and women.

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