ham·​mam | \ hə-ˈmäm How to pronounce hammam (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s also a range of scrubs and wraps at the beautiful oriental hammam. Rooksana Hossenally, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 The per-night price may be hefty, but a stay here comes with a staff of 17, which includes a chef, housekeepers, a chauffeur for any trips to and from Marrakech, and masseuses for spa treatments in the hammam. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Aug. 2021 One building houses five of Istanbul's premier private galleries, while mere steps away is the splendid Kılıc Ali Paşa Mosque and its luxurious hammam. Katie Nadworny, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2021 The two-floor, 4,300-square-foot spa has a hammam, Jacuzzi, sauna and cryosauna. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 13 Aug. 2021 After a day of exploring Paris, put your feet up in the lounge or enjoy the on-site hammam, before retiring to your luxurious room. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 2 July 2021 In the Middle East and northern Africa, bathing in the steam of a hammam is a form of religious purification, one often practiced before prayer. New York Times, 6 July 2021 Service is much more polished, while two new rooms—the delightful tower suite and the quirky spa suite, which has its own hammam and sauna—have been added, bringing the total to nine. Lee Marshall, Travel + Leisure, 1 May 2021 One Manhattan Square has a 75-foot swimming pool, a children’s wading pool and a hammam with a cold-plunge. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of hammam

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hammam

Turkish, Persian & Arabic; Turkish hamam bath, from Persian hammām, from Arabic ḥammām

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“Hammam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammam. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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