Almah



(in Egypt) a woman or girl who dances or sings professionally.
Historical Examples

The Kohen alone landed; the rest remained on board, and almah and I with them.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

He said something, whereupon almah arose and beckoned to me to follow.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

Each bird carried two men, but for almah and me there was a bird apiece.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

almah had spoken these words and stood looking at me with a face of woe.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

She never noticed her, she never spoke of her, and she always made her visits to me after almah had gone.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

As for almah, she stood pale and trembling, with a face of horror.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

There was but one thought in my mind—it was not of myself, but of almah.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

almah was with me, and so long as she was spared to me I could endure this life.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

You and almah are victims and the State has given you the matchless honor of death.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

This, too, seemed probable to almah, who was quite anxious to go.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

n.

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”).

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