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Origin of the name SHAMA.
Etymology of the name SHAMA.
Meaning of the baby name SHAMA.


SHAMA (שָׁמָע).  mBiblical.  [Hebrew = "hearing," "obedient"].  In the bible, this is the name of a son of Hothan, the Aroerite.  He was one of David's mighty men (1 Chron. xi. 44). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894) 

SHAMA (شمعة).  f.  Arabic name meaning "candle, lamp." (Arabic Manual, Crow, 1901)

... Saif is the son of a King of Yemen.  His mother, a slave, causes him to be exposed in the desert.  Here he is miraculously fed by a gazelle which has lost her young, is found by a hunter, and is carried away to Abyssinia.  When he grows up, he fights with the giant Mukhtatif, and slays him.  As a reward, the king would give him his daughter Shama to wife, but the Prime Minister opposes the plan, and insists that the young man shall first bring him the head of Sa'dun al-Zanji, the terror of Abyssinia, and find the book of the history of the Nile, which lies in an inaccessible country, protected by talismans... (A History of Arabic Literature, Huart, 1903)


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