- Turkish hamam, from Arabic حمّام (ḥammām). (Wiktionary)
“If the hammam were a Greek tragedy, and in some ways I think it is, this man's entry is the peripeteia, the moment of dramatic reversal that marks the beginning of catharsis.”
“The hammam was a public bath in the classic Ara - bian mode.”
“Either way, the hammam is a great way to wash away the sins of summer and go forth into the fall with a glowing aura.”
“Afghan men and boys bathe in the hot room of what is known as a hammam on March 5 in Herat.”
“In between the shops may often be noticed small doorways, whose white plaster is decorated by some bright though crude design in many colours; this is the "hammam," or public bath, while the shop of the barber, chief gossip and story-teller of his quarter, is easily distinguished by the fine-meshed net hung across the entrance as a protection against flies, for flies abound in Cairo, which, however disagreeable they may be, is perhaps fortunate in a country where the laws of sanitation are so lightly regarded.”
“I sat with soap in my eye for 35-minutes during my hammam instead of gently asking for some water.”
“Will you appreciate the sights of London, or Paris or Rome, or lazing in their pubs or cafes, any less knowing that you'll be returning to a piece of chocolate on your pillow, that your shampoo and conditioner come from Molton Brown, and that the hotel spa boasts both a sauna and a hammam?”
“There's a stocked wine cellar, a hammam, and a sauna.”
“In the basement are an extensive Caudalie spa, private hammam, enormous gym, state-of-the-art Pilates studio, and wine cellar that seats 20 for dinner.”
“Typically a hammam experience takes about two hours or more.”
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Gleanings from Jeffrey Eugenides' 2002 book of that title.
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