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ˈmʌm iMum·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy(noun)

    informal terms for a mother

  2. mummy(noun)

    a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)

Wiktionary

  1. Mummy(ProperNoun)

    One's mother

    I prefer Mummy when she doesn't shout at me.

    Etymology: From mumie, from momie, from mumia, from مومياء, from مومیا, from موم.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mummy(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. mmiy, fr. mm wax.]

  2. Mummy(noun)

    dried flesh of a mummy

    Etymology: [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. mmiy, fr. mm wax.]

  3. Mummy(noun)

    a gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when heated; -- formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal properties

    Etymology: [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. mmiy, fr. mm wax.]

  4. Mummy(noun)

    a brown color obtained from bitumen. See Mummy brown (below)

    Etymology: [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. mmiy, fr. mm wax.]

  5. Mummy(noun)

    a sort of wax used in grafting, etc

    Etymology: [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. mmiy, fr. mm wax.]

  6. Mummy(noun)

    one whose affections and energies are withered

    Etymology: [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. mmiy, fr. mm wax.]

  7. Mummy(verb)

    to embalm; to mummify

    Etymology: [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. mmiy, fr. mm wax.]

Freebase

  1. Mummy

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mummy

    mum′i, n. a human body preserved by the Egyptian art of embalming, in which wax, spices, &c. were employed: a kind of wax used in grafting: a brown pigment: (obs.) a medicinal gum.—v.t. to embalm and dry as a mummy:—pr.p. mumm′ying; pa.p. mumm′ied.n. Mummificā′tion.—adj. Mumm′iform.—v.t. Mumm′ify, to make into a mummy: to embalm and dry as a mummy:—pr.p. mumm′ifying; pa.p. mumm′ified.ns. Mumm′y-case, a case of wood or cartonnage for an Egyptian mummy; Munny-cloth, the linen cloth in which a mummy was wrapped: a modern fabric resembling it, used as a basis for embroidery: a fabric like crape for mourning-dress, having a cotton or silk warp and woollen weft; Mumm′y-wheat, a variety of wheat with compound spikes—Triticum compositum. [O. Fr. mumie—It. mummia—Ar. and Pers. múmáyin, a mummy—Pers. móm, wax.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. mummy

    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.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mummy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #545

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mummy' in Nouns Frequency: #1506

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mummy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mummy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Mummy in a Sentence

  1. Francesca Knittel Bowyer:

    Mummy had the fragility of an orchid, the energy of a hummingbird, the tenacity of a hunter. She could change calm waters into a raging storm with a look and the lift of a finger, my heart is a hole without her, but that hole will definitely be filled with incredible memories, sweet, salty and funny. I want her memory to linger with those who knew her and be given to those who did not.

  2. Glenn Godenho:

    Its quite normal for Egyptians to want to be buried near their influential leaders, and Kathleen [Martinez] has made some remarkable discoveries in the vicinity that feature in the film [documentary], including a once gold-leaf covered mummy. This definitely makes for [interesting] TV, but suggesting that people at this site are crowding around [Cleopatras tomb] specifically is a tough argument to make.

  3. Perry Brass:

    The Egyptians had a particularly nasty way of getting rid of people they felt had no consequence. Instead of embalming them, they simply constructed a fake mummy made from old strips of linen wrapped around a dummy of mud. If, in our modern world, you feel that there are a lot of “mud mummies” around you, get rid of the mud.

  4. Van Vilsteren:

    We suspect that for the first 200 years, the mummy was exposed and worshiped in a Buddhist temple in China... only in the 14th century did they do all the work to transform it into a nice statue.

  5. Javier Castillo:

    Oil prices will rise again and we'll be ok, we on the Left are people of peace, happiness and harmony. Those on the far Right are the ones seeking violence. Let those bitter mummy's and daddy's boys come here and see the joy.

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