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noun ham·za \ˈham-zə, ˈhäm-\

Definition of hamza

  1. :  the sign for a glottal stop in Arabic orthography usually represented in English by an apostrophe

Variants of hamza



play \ˈham-zə, ˈhäm-\

Origin and Etymology of hamza

Arabic hamza, literally, compression

First Known Use: 1813

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