imma, ima, ema
- "My ima taught me how light candles on Friday night."
Languages of Origin
אמא (or אימא)
Who Uses This
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
See also abba, saba, savta, tate, mame, zaidie, and bubbe.
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