amma

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Malayalam അമ്മ (amma), {etyl|te|en}} అమ్మ (amma, mother), Sinhalese අම්මා (ammā, mother), or Tamil அம்மா (ammā, mother).


Noun[edit]

amma (plural ammas)

  1. mother

Usage notes[edit]

  • Widely used in English-speaking expat communities.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Late Latin amma, probably of interjectional or imitative origin: compare Spanish ama, German Amme, nurse, Basque ama mother, Hebrew, Arabic.

Noun[edit]

amma (plural ammas)

  1. An abbess or spiritual mother.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Anagrams[edit]


Bole[edit]

Noun[edit]

àmmá

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: [] BT *hama [Stl.] = *am- [Schuh], Bole ˀame [Schuh] = aməi [Schuh] = àmmá [Schuh] []

Cornish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Revived Late Cornish) abma

Etymology[edit]

From amm (kiss).

Verb[edit]

amma

  1. to kiss

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse amma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amma f (genitive singular ömmu, nominative plural ömmur)

  1. grandmother, grandma, granny

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Kirfi[edit]

Noun[edit]

amma

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Etudes berbères et chamito-sémitiques: mélanges offerts à Karl-G. Prasse (2000, ISBN 9042908262), page 38

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Infantile word.

Noun[edit]

amma f

  1. wet nurse

Descendants[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

amma f

  1. grandmother

Descendants[edit]

Declension[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

amma

  1. yet

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