Hebamme

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally *Hebanne from Old High German hevanna ‎(midwife), later contorted to Hebamme to resemble Amme ‎(wet nurse). This development is still reflected in modern German, inasmuch as the word can either be pronounced as a compound ("Heb-Amme") or as one word ("Hebamme").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈheːpˌʔamə/, /ˈheːˌbamə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Hebamme f ‎(genitive Hebamme, plural Hebammen)

  1. midwife

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