- n. the Hand of Fatima
“The word hamsa, also spelled khamsa and hamesh, means "five" referring to the fingers of the hand.”
“Hands of fatima are also called "hamsa" which means 5 in Arabic and Hebrew.”
“Around my neck I wear a chain adorned with a Star of David, a hamsa, a Russian Orthodox protection ring, and more that symbolize good and also hold my “powers.””
“Ms. Sakellis's latest look is a hamsa hand scarf, featuring the Middle Eastern luck charm.”
“Recently someone, taking in the hamsa said to me, you're JEWISH?”
“When I was last in Jerusalem, I bought a beautiful hamsa.”
“By renaming it "Mexican Flu," you tipped your hamsa hand.”
“She clearly wants to be accepted as a Jew, as evidenced by the hamsa necklace on her neck.”
“Case in point: she had a wooden Dutch cookie mold on her kitchen wall with a an ornate hamsa sculpture hanging below it, and 2 boomerangs placed on top of the mold.”
“Afterwards, I went downtown, bought lunch, and did some decadent shopping: an opal-and-silver hamsa pendant, a fancy new pen, and a set of three small journals for the reflective writing required by the class.”
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