Definitions

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  • noun obsolete See mawmetry.

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  • noun archaic Idolatry; paganism.

Etymologies

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From Anglo-Norman maumeterie, a reduced form of mahumetterie ("idolatry, heathendom"), from Mahumet ("Mohammed"), from Old French Mahomet, ultimately from Arabic محمد.

Examples

  • mammetry’ or idolatry; ‘dunce’ is from Duns Scotus; while there is a legend that the ‘knot’ or sandpiper is named from Canute or Knute, with whom this bird was a special favourite.

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