Other Word Forms of Aunt
Origin of Aunt
From Middle English aunte, from Anglo-Norman aunte, from Old French ante, from Latin amita (“father's sister”). Displaced native Middle English modrie (“aunt”) (from Old English mōdriġe (“maternal aunt”); compare Old English faþu, faþe (“paternal aunt”)).
Middle English aunte from Anglo-Norman from Latin amita paternal aunt
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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