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  • n. Alternative form of almah.


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  • If she had followed her own impulse, to be sure, she would have risen on the spot and danced that mad dance once more with all the wild abandonment of an almeh or a Zingari.

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  • –noun
    (in Egypt) a woman or girl who dances or sings professionally.

    May 20, 2009