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mum·my 1

 (mŭm′ē)
n. pl. mum·mies
1. The dead body of a human or animal that has been embalmed and prepared for burial, as according to the practices of the ancient Egyptians.
2. A withered, shrunken, or well-preserved body that resembles an embalmed body.

[Middle English mummie, resin obtained from embalmed corpses and used as medicine, from Old French momie, from Medieval Latin mumia, from Arabic mūmiyā', mūmiyā, a kind of bitumen used to treat wounds and fractures, medicinal resin from mummies.]

mum·my 2

 (mŭm′ē)
n. pl. mum·mies Informal
Mother.

[Alteration of mommy or mum.]
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mummy

(ˈmʌmɪ)
n, pl -mies
1. (Archaeology) an embalmed or preserved body, esp as prepared for burial in ancient Egypt
2. (Medicine) obsolete the substance of such a body used medicinally
3. a mass of pulp
4. (Dyeing) a dark brown pigment
[C14: from Old French momie, from Medieval Latin mumia, from Arabic mūmiyah asphalt, from Persian mūm wax]

mummy

(ˈmʌmɪ)
n, pl -mies
chiefly Brit a child's word for mother1
[C19: variant of mum1]
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mum•my1

(ˈmʌm i)

n., pl. -mies, n.
1. the dead body of a human being or animal preserved by the ancient Egyptian process or some similar method of embalming.
2. a dead body dried and preserved by nature.
3. a withered living being.
v.t.
4. to mummify.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin mummia < Arabic mūmiyah mummy, literally, bitumen < Persian mūm wax]

mum•my2

(ˈmʌm i)

n., pl. -mies. Chiefly Brit.
[1815–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mummy - informal terms for a mothermummy - informal terms for a mother    
female parent, mother - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
2.mummy - a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)
dead body, body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
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Translations
أُم، مامامَامَامُومِيَاءُمومْياء
mumiemámamaminka
mumiemor
panjo
مومیا
äiskääitimuumio
अम्माँ
mamicamumija
múmia
mammamúmía, smurlingur
ママミイラ
미라엄마
mumija
māmiņamammītemūmija
múmiamamamamimamička
mamica
mammamumie
แม่มัมมี่
mẹxác ướp

mummy

1 [ˈmʌmɪ] N (= preserved corpse) → momia f
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mummy

[ˈmʌmi] n
(British) (= mother) → maman f
Mummy says I can go → Maman dit que je peux y aller.
I want my mummy → Je veux ma maman.
(embalmed)momie f
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mummy

1
n (= corpse)Mumie f

mummy

2
n (Brit inf: = mother) → Mami f (inf), → Mama f (inf)
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mummy

1 [ˈmʌmɪ] n (Brit) (fam) (mother) → mamma
he's a mummy's boy → è un mammone

mummy

2 [ˈmʌmɪ] n (embalmed corpse) → mummia
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mummy2

(ˈmami) plural ˈmummies noun
a dead human body preserved eg by the ancient Egyptians by wrapping in bandages and treating with spice, wax etc.
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mummy

مَامَا, مُومِيَاءُ maminka, mumie mor, mumie Mami, Mumie μαμάκα, μούμια mami, momia äiskä, muumio maman, momie mamica, mumija mamma, mummia ママ, ミイラ 미라, 엄마 mama, mummie mamma, mumie mamusia, mumia mamã, mamãe, múmia мама, мумия mamma, mumie แม่, มัมมี่ anneciğim, mumya mẹ, xác ướp 妈咪, 木乃伊
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