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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.]

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]

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]
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"
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

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

mummy

1
n (= corpse)Mumie f

mummy

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

mummy

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

mummy

2 [ˈmʌmɪ] n (embalmed corpse) → mummia

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.

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
References in classic literature ?
Some said that he could look into people's minds; others, that, by the marvellous power of this eye, he could draw people into his own mind, or send them, if he pleased, to do errands to his grandfather, in the spiritual world; others, again, that it was what is termed an Evil Eye, and possessed the valuable faculty of blighting corn, and drying children into mummies with the heartburn.
It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake-houses the pyramids.
Because I cannot understand how it is, that while the Egyptian mummies that were buried thousands of years before even Pliny was born, do not measure so much in their coffins as a modern Kentuckian in his socks; and while the cattle and other animals sculptured on the oldest Egyptian and Nineveh tablets, by the relative proportions in which they are drawn, just as plainly prove that the high-bred, stall-fed, prize cattle of Smithfield, not only equal, but far exceed in magnitude the fattest of Pharaoh's fat kine; in the face of all this, I will not admit that of all animals the whale alone should have degenerated.
A few shrivelled and blackened vestiges of what had once been stuffed animals, desiccated mummies in jars that had once held spirit, a brown dust of departed plants: that was all
No member of the party was at that period aware that entire or unopened mummies are not infrequently met.
Gliddon- and you, Silk -- who have travelled and resided in Egypt until one might imagine you to the manner born -- you, I say who have been so much among us that you speak Egyptian fully as well, I think, as you write your mother tongue -- you, whom I have always been led to regard as the firm friend of the mummies -- I really did anticipate more gentlemanly conduct from you.
Buckingham, "and I presume that all the entire mummies that come to hand are of the race of Scarabaei.
It is not improbable, then, from what you have explained," said he, "that among the catacombs near the Nile there may exist other mummies of the Scarabaeus tribe, in a condition of vitality?
They fixed their eyes simultaneously on the case opposite them, and when the official figure had vanished down a vista of mummies and sarcophagi Archer spoke again.
And now she pictured to herself the days, and months, and years which she must spend in sorting what might be called shattered mummies, and fragments of a tradition which was itself a mosaic wrought from crushed ruins--sorting them as food for a theory which was already withered in the birth like an elfin child.
When he tired of this amusement he would go to the mummies and moralize over them.
Showcasing a new collection of real mummies and artifacts, the most successful museum touring exhibition in the nation returns for a limited 79-day engagement