Ayah meaning

äyə, āə, īə
A housemaid or children's nurse in South Asia.
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A native nursemaid or lady's maid in India.
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The definition of an ayah is a maid or nursemaid in India.

An example of an ayah is a nanny to children in New Dehli, India.

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A verse in the Quran.
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A native female servant or maid, especially working for Europeans in South Asia.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ayah - aya

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ayah
Plural:
ayahs

Origin of ayah

  • Hindi āyā from Portuguese aia nursemaid from Latin avia grandmother awo- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From various Indian languages, after Portuguese aia (“nurse, governess”), feminine of aio (“tutor”).

    From Wiktionary