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alma

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See also Alma, and álma

English

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Etymology

From colloquial Arabic عالمة (‘ālima), originally a feminine adjective meaning “learned, knowledgeable”, from علم (‘alima), to know).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
alma

Plural
s

alma (s)
  1. An Egyptian singer or dancing-girl used for entertainment or as a professional mourner.

Azeri

Noun

alma (Cyrillic spelling алма)

  1. apple

Hungarian

Etymology

From a Turkic language. Compare Azeri alma and Turkish elma.

Pronunciation

Noun

alma (plural almák)

  1. apple

Declension

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Latin

Adjective

alma f.

  1. feminine of almus.

Portuguese

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:pt:Template:lang:la derivations]] anĭma

Noun

alma f. (plural almas)

  1. soul

Spanish

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] anĭma

Pronunciation

Noun

alma f. (plural almas)

Singular
alma f.

Plural
almas f.

  1. soul

Usage notes

The feminine noun alma is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:

el alma

However, if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.


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