Aman

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Aman

(ā`măn), the same as HamanHaman
or Aman
, in the Bible, favored minister of Ahasuerus. He commanded that all Jews be put to death. Esther interceded for her people, and Haman was hanged on the gallows he had set up for Mordecai.
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I take as an example the wide variety of competitive poetry that has been attested in modern Greece, such as the (comparatively rare) rhyming distichs known as mantinada (Crete, Dodecanese), patinada (Hios), amanes (Asia Minor), kotsaki (Cyclades), and especially the tshiattisma from Cyprus.