Definitions for mummyˈmʌm i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)the dead body of a human being or animal preserved by the ancient Egyptian process or some similar method of embalming.
a dead body dried and preserved by nature.
a withered living being.
Origin of mummy:
1605–15; < ML mummia < Ar mūmiyah mummy, lit., bitumen < Pers mūm wax
Ref: mother1 1
* Chiefly Brit..
Origin of mummy:
ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy(noun)
informal terms for a mother
a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
Mummy, can we go home now?
a body from ancient Egypt preserved and wrapped in cloth
mummies found in the tomb
I prefer Mummy when she doesn't shout at me.
Origin: From mumie, from momie, from mumia, from مومياء, from مومیا, from موم.
a dead body embalmed and dried after the manner of the ancient Egyptians; also, a body preserved, by any means, in a dry state, from the process of putrefaction
dried flesh of a mummy
a gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when heated; -- formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal properties
a brown color obtained from bitumen. See Mummy brown (below)
a sort of wax used in grafting, etc
one whose affections and energies are withered
to embalm; to mummify
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. An unobjectionable party whose motives are not questioned. 2. One who is not in business for his health. 3. Any one who does not advertise.
A mummy is a human or animal whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or incidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air when bodies are submerged in bogs, so that the recovered body will not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions. Some authorities restrict the use of the term to bodies deliberately embalmed with chemicals, but the use of the word to cover accidentally desiccated bodies goes back at least to the 1730s. Mummies of humans and other animals have been found all around the world, both as a result of natural preservation through unusual conditions, and as cultural artifacts. Over one million animal mummies have been found in Egypt, many of which are cats. The oldest known naturally mummified human corpse is a severed head dated as 6,000 years old, found in 1936 at the site named Inca Cueva No. 4 in South America. In addition to the well-known mummies of Ancient Egypt, deliberate mummification was a feature of several ancient cultures in areas of South America and Asia which have very dry climates. There are more than 1000 mummies in Xinjiang, China. The oldest-known deliberate mummy is a child, one of the Chinchorro mummies found in the Camarones Valley, Chile, and dates from around 5050 BC.
Translations for mummy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a child's name for his or her mother
Goodbye, Mum(my)!; Where's your mum(my), John?
- أُم، ماماArabic
- mamãePortuguese (BR)
- mami, maminkaCzech
- die MamaGerman
- mama, mamicaCroatian
- mama, mamytëLithuanian
- māmiņa; mammīteLatvian
- panggilan utk ibuMalay
- mamma, morNorwegian
- мамочка, мамуляRussian
- mami, mamičkaSlovak
- anne, anneciğimTurkish
- (兒語)媽媽Chinese (Trad.)
- ماں کا اختصارUrdu
- 妈妈Chinese (Simp.)
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