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amah (n.)

"wet-nurse," 1839, Anglo-Indian, from Portuguese ama "nurse," from Medieval Latin amma "mother," from PIE root *am-, forming nursery words. Or from or combined with amma "mother" in Telegu, etc.

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Definitions of amah

amah (n.)
a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else;
Synonyms: wet nurse / wet-nurse / wetnurse
amah (n.)
a female domestic;
Synonyms: maid / maidservant / housemaid
From wordnet.princeton.edu