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hamza

[hahm-zah] /ˈhɑm zɑ/
noun
1.
the sign used in Arabic writing to represent the glottal stop, usually written above another letter and shown in English transliterations as an apostrophe.
Origin of hamza
1935-1940
1935-40; < Arabic ḥamzah literally, a squeezing together
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  • And not even a maid to help you—although she did ring last night for hamza, when we were here.

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  • On the day of her arrival Nigel had pointed out hamza to her.

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  • And so each day Ibrahim and hamza brought this Western woman to the place he had appointed, and always he was there before her.

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  • On it hamza was kneeling with his forehead against the ground.

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  • She pointed to the small paper packets, which hamza had not yet carried off.

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British Dictionary definitions for hamza

hamza

/ˈhɑːmzɑː; -zə/
noun
1.
the sign used in Arabic to represent the glottal stop
Word Origin
from Arabic hamzah, literally: a compression
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