Madam is a palindrome, ie a word or expression that reads the same in either direction, read forward or backward
The etymology is probably wrong. The word does not derive from doma meaning lady but from domus (Latin) meaning home. And mea domina means house mistress. This word then became the French madame and then English madam. Please look into it. Apoorv khurasia 13:10, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
- You're right. Amended. Widsith 13:21, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
It should be mentioned that "mesdames" is the plural.