hamza

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noun ham·za \ˈham-zə, ˈhäm-\
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hamzah

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Definition of hamza

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

Origin and Etymology of hamza

Arabic hamza, literally, compression


First Known Use: 1813


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