Eldmother meaning

(dialectal or obsolete) A grandmother.
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(dialectal or obsolete) A mother-in-law.
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(obsolete) A female ancestor.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of eldmother - eldermother

Origin of eldmother

  • From Middle English eldmoder, from Old English ealdmōdor (“grandmother”), equivalent to eld (“old”) +‎ mother. Cognate with Scots eldmoder, eldmother (“mother-in-law”), Old Frisian aldmōder, aldemōder (“grandmother”).

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