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ayah (n.)

"native nurse, children's governess," Anglo-Indian, 1782, from Portuguese aia, cognate with Spanish aya, Italian aja, etc., "nurse," from Latin avia "grandmother," fem. of avus "grandfather" (see uncle).

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Definitions of ayah from WordNet

ayah (n.)
(in India) a native nursemaid who looks after children;
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