Definition of amma in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʌmɑː


Indian informal
  • One’s mother (often used as a familiar form of address).
    More example sentences
    • The early desert fathers and mothers, abbas and ammas, found it as they went to the desert to be alone and pray.
    • 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.


probably derived from a child's word, perhaps influenced by amah.

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