One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
One's mother (often used as a familiar form of address).
- ‘Great respect is shown the father or abba, and mother, amma.’
- ‘In his paper on the evolution of the Urdu novel, he made an important connection of story telling with the age old tradition of dadi ammas - the elderly women in the family who used to tell little children stories.’
- ‘The last words I heard from her were ‘amma come and save me please don't let them take me away.’’
- ‘She wept - the blow was stinging… she would have to ask amma to put something on it, later.’
- ‘Like most people, one thing I miss often is my Ammas cooking.’
- ‘We were literally sandwiched together to the extent that my amma's bangles were bent.’
- ‘What I cant understand is my ammas obsession with her.’
- ‘The word amma doesn't need any explanation in any land.’
- ‘My amma prepared Chakka Varatti for me to carry along after my vacation.’
- ‘The early desert fathers and mothers, abbas and ammas, found it as they went to the desert to be alone and pray.’
Probably derived from a child's word, perhaps influenced by amah.
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