Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name, popular in the 19th century.
  • proper noun Places in the U.S., Canada, and several other countries.
  • proper noun Mormonism One of two prophets, the Elder and the Younger, and a book in the Book of Mormon.

Etymologies

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Usually explained as Latin alma ("nourishing, kind"). It has also been used as a diminutive of Germanic compound names beginning with the element Amal-, as in Amelia.

Examples

  • ALMA - Alma needed extra innings to salvage a split from Vilonia in a 5A-West doubleheader Thursday.

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  • ALMA -- The Sweet Springs boys hadn't won since beating I-70 Conference rival Concordia the first week of February, but ended that eight-game skid Monday against the Orioles in the first round of the Class 2, District 15 Tournament at Alma, 50-42.

    Marshall Democrat-News Headlines

  • Unlike other reports, this Alma is a rougher, hairier human-like creature than an ape-man.

    Bigfoot From Around The World | myFiveBest

  • Tia Alma is the not-so-kind soul who responds to desperate letters for help in the "Rincón Sentimental" [Sentimental Corner] of Contenido magazine.

    A different sort of joke this month

  • In some editions Saturday, a front-page article about male pole dancers misspelled the first name of dancer Evgeny Greshilov as Evengy and omitted the name of Alma Pirner in a portion of the article that should have read: Russian Evgeny Greshilov poled first in men's singles for an athletic routine set to "Hit the Road, Jack."

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  • At the other end, Alma is similarly assisting Gladis.

    A wedding and christening in rural Oaxaca: The mandate of tradition

  • But by the end, Alma is pregnant and happy about it, because Eliott's finally grown up.

    Sound Off: The Happening - What Did You Think? « FirstShowing.net

  • Because Alma is uneducated, he seems to think that the workings of her mind are much simpler than they actually are.

    The Tattooed Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

  • Furthermore, any hopes a reader had of becoming involved in the Bela/Paul/Alma love triangle never quite gels because Alma is so damn fickle.

    REVIEW: Mathematicians in Love by Rudy Rucker

  • I called Alma and told her we were switching loacation to under the bridges by MEC and she told me Judy would be joining our crew because Kay had called in sick. we worked until 1: 30, took an early lunch, and decided to call it quits for the day on that front and went back to Judy's apartment for tea and goddess tarot readings in her Sanctuary.

    geared2riot Diary Entry

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