Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. mother
  • n. An abbess or spiritual mother.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An abbes or spiritual mother.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Greek and Syriac churches, an abbess or spiritual mother.
  • n. A girdle or truss used in ruptures.

Etymologies

Malayalam അമ്മ, Sinhalese අම්මා ("mother"), or Tamil அம்மா ("mother"). (Wiktionary)
Late Latin amma, probably of interjectional or imitative origin: compare Spanish ama, German Amme, nurse, Basque ama mother, Hebrew, Arabic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is also called by the Greek word amma (nurse) because it loves (amando) infants and is said to offer milk to the newborn.

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  • She will be missed by many. ~ in amma's love, kasturi

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  • In his book Radical Healing: Integrating the World’s Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine, Dr. Rudolph Ballentine described how a plaque called amma becomes lodged in the subcutaneous layers of the skin.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • The stories about 'amma', 'names of Indian business', 'Indian laws against immodesty', 'hindu religion and priests' were characterised in a such a way by cenk which made Indian / hindu culture look ridiculous and cruel.

    The Young Turks

  • As one articulate amma puts it, It is for everyone.

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  • But finally yesterday i made upma just like my amma. thank you for this wonder ful recipe sindhu

    Fluffy Uppumavu (Upma) « Salt and Pepper.

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  • Got any more info on tulsi, pagli amma, pappa and the other blackwalis who used to sell tickets outside the new excelsior, new empire and sterling area?

    Lest I forget

  • I just knew biyey koddyal..amma wd say..today its 'vhellay' ie big biyyey koddel n I wd jump skip hop my way to dining table!

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  • D Loved this chakko..ammas fave Kirlu..so link wd go to amma for sure!

    Kirla Chakko

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