Origin of the name SHAMA.
Etymology of the name SHAMA.
Meaning of the baby name SHAMA.
Biblical. [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)
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)