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Proper noun[edit]


  1. (dated) One's mother.
  2. (Wicca) One of the triune goddesses of the Lady in Wicca alongside the Crone and Maiden and representing a woman older than a girlish Maiden but younger than an aged Crone.
    • 2002, A.J. Drew, Wicca for Couples: Making Magick Together[1], page 90:
      ...different stages of life as represented by our Lady as Maiden, Mother, and Crone, as well as our Lord as Master, Father, and Sage.
    • 2004, Aurora Greenbough, Cathy Jewell, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Spells and Spellcraft, page 9:
      The Lady is often thought of as having three aspects: Maiden, Mother, and Crone.




Mother (plural Mothers)

  1. A title given to a nun or a priestess.
    • 2009, Mary Ryllis Clark, Loreto in Australia, University of New South Wales Press, →ISBN, page 129:
      Mother Teresa Gertrude O’Sullivan, then Provincial, did not give higher education for Loreto nuns the same priority as had Mothers Gonzaga and Stanislaus.
  2. A title given to the personification of a force of nature or abstract concept, such as Mother Nature, Mother Russia, or Mother Earth.

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