eema

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Mother.

Example Sentences

  • "My ima taught me how light candles on Friday night."

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • אמא (or אימא)

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      imma, ima, ema

Notes

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