Definition of earth mother in English:

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earth mother

Pronunciation: /ˈərTH ˈˌməT͟Hər/


1(In mythology and primitive religion) a goddess symbolizing fertility and the source of life.
Example sentences
  • The mother and child is also a symbol of the procreative, regenerative power of the Goddess, the earth mother, the fecundity of primal matter and again darkness.
  • Well your own thoughts seem to have changed, despite this wonderful image that you've just drawn for us of connecting to the earth mother.
  • From the Greeks we inherit the concept of Gaea, or Gaia, the earth mother that gives rise to life in all its complexities.
1.1A sensual and maternal woman.
Example sentences
  • There is gentle humour here amid point-scoring office jealousies and a slow-ticking potential romance with single mum, earth mother and school teacher Wavey.
  • This is not an ideal picnic, I said loudly, or something to that effect, causing some barefoot earth mothers to look over.
  • At the same time, she conveys the spiritual warmth of an earth mother.

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Syllabification: earth moth·er

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