A feminine name.
Webster's New World
An Egyptian singer or dancing-girl used for entertainment or as a professional mourner.
(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.
Origin of Alma
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.
From colloquial Arabic عالمة (‘ālima), originally a feminine adjective meaning “learned, knowledgeable”, from علم (‘alima, “to know”).
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