aljama

noun al·ja·ma \älˈhämə\

Definition of aljama

plural

-s

  1. :  a Jewish congregation or community in medieval Spain; especially :  a Jewish (sometimes Moorish) quarter, school, or synagogue

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Origin and Etymology of aljama

Spanish, from Arabic al-jamāʽah the assembly, congregation of people — more at amalgam


First Known Use: 1848


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