mummia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mummia, mumia.

Noun[edit]

mummia (uncountable)

  1. (historical) A medicinal preparation of mummified human flesh; mummy.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 120:
      "Now let us partake of the holy mummia," he said in commanding tones and the dervishes advanced towards us humbly bearing large silver trays on which were a number of small bowls with pieces of mummia – or at least I presumed it was mummia.
  2. (historical) An embalmed corpse wrapped in linen; a mummy.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mummia f (plural mummie)

  1. mummy (Egyptian)
  2. old fogey

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