Amah meaning

ämə, ämä
A housemaid or children's nurse, especially in East Asia and Southeast Asia.
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In some countries in Asia, a woman servant, esp. one who serves as a baby's nurse.
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A woman employed to look after children in India; a wet nurse.
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A maid in China and other parts of Asia.
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Origin of amah

  • Portuguese ama nurse from Medieval Latin amma mother

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Portuguese ama, from Medieval Latin amma, perhaps an alteration of mamma, of imitative origin, or from Ancient Greek.

    From Wiktionary