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  1. an Egyptian singer or dancing-girl used for entertainment or as a professional mourner


Almah is a Brazilian power metal band. It was initially established in 2006 as a side project of former Angra’s singer Edu Falaschi. Since 2006 Almah has released two albums and has turned from a solo-project into a band with regular activities.


  1. "Almah": Almah is the first solo project of Brazilian heavy metal singer and Angra frontman Edu Falaschi. The lyrics are about the different feelings of the human being and the title phonetically means "soul" in the Portuguese language. It was released in August, 2006 (see 2006 in music), and Edu toured promoting the album in Brazil along with former Symbols members Tito Falaschi (his brother) and Demian Tiguez.
  2. "Almah" is a musical album of Avishai Cohen.
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Almah: The word almah is a Hebrew feminine noun, for a girl who has reached puberty but is still under the shielding protection of her family; she is a young, marriageable girl. In Bibles, almah is typically translated as virgin, maiden, young woman, damsel or girl. For theological reasons, the meaning and definition of this word can be controversial, particularly when applied to Isaiah 7:14.

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Google previewScripture Readings in Orthodox Worship (1977)

by Georges Augustin Barrois

" The Hebrew for "virgin," 'almah means simply a young woman, virgin or not.

Google previewFashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom (2004)

by Robert Chazan

Now the term 'almah means a young woman, whether a virgin or not. [It means] a virgin [in the verse:] “And the young woman who goes forth to draw water.”27 [It means a young woman] who is not a virgin [in the verse:] “The way ofa man with ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Russell B. Shaw

Alma (Almah) • A Hebrew word meaning "virgin" or "maiden," it is used in the messianic prophecy of Isaiah 7:14: 'Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman [Hebrew: 'almah] shall conceive and bear a son, and ...

Google previewThe Poor Man's Concordance, and dictionary to the sacred scriptures both of the Old and New Testament (1828)

Designed ... for that class who read the "Poor Man's commentary on the Bible" by Robert Hawker

The Hebrew word Almah, virgin, strictly and properly speaking, a virgin, who hath never been seen by man. The word implies hidden, kept in, and secret. St. Jerome makes a nice distinction on this ground, between the ordinary word, Bethula, ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

The controversies regarding Isa 7 14 are endless, but LXX took *almah as meaning "virgin" (parthenos). But in NT times the Jews never interpreted the verse as a prediction of a virgin-birth — a proof that the Christian faith did not grow out of ...

Google previewA Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, Or, A Dictionary and Alphabetical Index to the Bible .. (1837)

by Alexander Cruden

The Hebrew word Almah, si«»ijitt a person cealed \ for young unmetrrted women lire rttired apartments, where the men did noi to go ; And vhen voting women were obliged to go out, tin ; vert alwayt vailed, and never appeared uncovered, but ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics (2003)

A Compilation of Jewish Medical Law on All Topics of Medical Interest ...

However, the Hebrew term betulah has several additional meanings: young maiden, young woman, and damsel (almah).} The corresponding term for a male is young man ( bachur).

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Unbelief (2007)

by Richard Dawkins

like Matthew to the innovative doctrine that Jesus had been born of a virgin, despite the fact that the Hebrew text uses only the term for “young woman” ( almah). Christians were often driven to such interpretations out of apologetic necessity.

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The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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