[ suh-mah ]

  1. the Sufi practice of gathering to listen to religious poetry that is sung, often accompanied by ecstatic dance or other ritual.

Origin of samaʿ

From the Arabic word samāʿ literally, hearing

Words Nearby samaʿ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use samaʿ in a sentence

  • "O kinodoku Sama, my spirit is poisoned by your grief," murmured the other, sympathetically.

    The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • Surely a spoiled old man-child like the crouching figure yonder would exhaust the forbearance of Jizo Sama himself!

    The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • One of the four Vedas, namely, the Sama-Veda, entirely consists of hymns.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • Fr allt sama veg sem fyrr; egar at haustai, tku at vaxa reimleikar.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
  • One should next, O king, repair to the tirtha called Sama in Jayanti.