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EtymologyEdit

From madre, from Latin mātrem, accusative singular of māter (mother, matron), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

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NounEdit

mãy f

  1. (hypocoristic, usually childish) mummy, mother

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DescendantsEdit

  • Galician: mai, nai
  • Portuguese: mãe

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

mãy f (plural mãys)

  1. Obsolete spelling of mãe