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EtymologyEdit

From mem +‎ amo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /memˈamo/
  • Hyphenation: mem‧am‧o
  • Rhymes: -amo

NounEdit

memamo (uncountable, accusative memamon)

  1. self-love, self-regard, vanity, narcissism
    • Lydia Zamenhof (translator), Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz, Part 2, Chapter 36,
      la monstra memamo de Nero ne toleris eĉ plej etajn riproĉojn, nek mokojn
      Nero’s monstrous vanity could not endure the least blame or criticism (Jeremiah Curtin translation)
    • William Morrison and William W. Mann (translators), Doktoro Jekyll kaj Sinjoro Hyde (Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) by Robert Louis Stevenson,
      [...] jarojn post kiam la memoro forgesis kaj la memamo pardonis la kulpon.
      [...] years after memory has forgotten and self-love condoned the fault.
    Synonym: sinamo

Related termsEdit

  • memama (vain, narcissistic)