amah

  1. a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
  2. a female domestic

Amah

South East Asia and China Chinese maidservant or nurse. Originally from Portugese.
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Amah

[mother] Amah is a term for `mother` in several different languages and contexts. Amah is the Mosuo term for mother. In Mosuo, the word ammah or anmah means `mother`, and ayah has an identical meaning in the Okinawan dialect. Another similar word is ima (אמא, pronounced /ˈimä/), the Hebrew word for `mother`. In Chinese, amah (`friend`)...
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Amah

[occupation] An amah or ayah ({zh|s=阿嬷|t=阿嬤|p=ā mó}, ama, Amme, Medieval Latin: amma; or ayah Hindi: āyā, aia, Latin: avia, Tagalog: yaya) is a girl or woman employed by a family to clean and look after children etc. ==Role== It is a domestic servant role which combines functions of maid and nanny. The term, resembling the pronu...
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