jemā

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Livonian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *emä; cognates include Finnish emä, Estonian ema and Hungarian eme (sow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jemā

  1. mother
    • Tiit-Rein Viitso, Valts Ernštreits (2012–2013), Līvõkīel-ēstikīel-lețkīel sõnārōntõz, Tartu, Rīga: TÜ, LVA
      jemā ārmaztimi
      mother's love
      jemā sēmḑa
      mother's milk
      jemā pierrõ
      to be the spitting image of one's mother (lit. "after mother")
      tämmõn um vel jemā sēmḑa kūora tagān
      he is still wet behind the ears (lit. "he still has mother's milk behind his ears")

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