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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)

I hope English speakers from other parts of the world can tell us if madam is used as term of adress for a lady customer outside the UK.Barbara Shack 13:20, 26 July 2007 (UTC)


It should be mentioned that "mesdames" is the plural.

I believe that's the plural of madame (with an e), not madam. Equinox 21:38, 19 August 2016 (UTC)