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  • noun Plural form of almeh.


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  • A tremendous crowd at once collected on the prospect of a dance at the expense of the strangers, and, gaping over each other's shoulders, divided their stares between our party and the almehs.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • In no wise better, as has been shown above, were scenic dances; and male and female dancers were in Rome considered, as are nowadays in Egypt, India, and Japan, the almehs, the bayaderes, and the geishas, as a lower and degraded class.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • In his subsequent despatches to the home government Su-yardata complains that he is "alone," and asks that troops should be sent to him, saying that he is forwarding some _almehs_ or maidens as a present along with his "dragoman."

    Patriarchal Palestine

  • Blessed are they who weep, for I will dry their tears with veils finer than those of the almehs! '


  • Hugo's Misérables, one of the few foreign novels which have been translated into Turkish; the almehs danced and sang to their small lutes; the black slaves succeeded each other in bringing every kind of refreshment which the ingenuity of the Dalmatian cook could devise; the whole establishment was in perpetual motion, and had rarely in the last few days snatched a few minutes of uneasy rest when the Khanum slept her short and broken sleep.

    Paul Patoff

  • "They bathe to the sound of beautiful music, and, all the time they are eating, they see almehs dancing, and they listen to tales that never end.



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