Origin of AlmaL, feminine of almus, nourishing, bountiful
(plural almas or alma)
- An Egyptian singer or dancing-girl used for entertainment or as a professional mourner.
From colloquial Arabic عالمة (‘ālima), originally a feminine adjective meaning “learned, knowledgeable”, from علم (‘alima, “to know”).
- (space science) Acronym of Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array.
- A female given name, popular in the 19th century.
- Places in the U.S., Canada, and several other countries.
- (Mormonism) One of two prophets, the Elder and the Younger, and a book in the Book of Mormon.