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ˈmʌm imum·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ma, mama, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummynoun

    informal terms for a mother

  2. mummynoun

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


  1. Mummynoun

    One's mother

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mummynoun

    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

  2. Mummynoun

    dried flesh of a mummy

  3. Mummynoun

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

  4. Mummynoun

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

  5. Mummynoun

    a sort of wax used in grafting, etc

  6. Mummynoun

    one whose affections and energies are withered

  7. Mummyverb

    to embalm; to mummify

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


  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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  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. Samantha Harris:

    Following the scans at KIMS Hospital, the remains were in fact revealed to be the mummy of a baby, initial reviews identified the baby to be a miscarried c.20-week gestation foetus which, if found to be the case, will be one of the youngest human mummies recorded anywhere in the world.

  2. Everhart Museum:

    Very little is known about the mummy, although it has been identified as belonging to the Paracas culture one of the oldest cultures of South America dating back to 800 100 B.C., the mummy was last on view in the 1990s.

  3. Van Ael at the time:

    Because when you're 8 years old, you should just enjoy life. Go to the park. Go to your mummy and eat some cake, and that's it.

  4. Another British archaeologist:

    My feeling is this is a tomb, originally made for a queen, which was adapted for the burial of a queen who had become a pharaoh, the pharaoh (dressed as a mummy) in question looks to be Nefertiti and the person burying Nefertiti appears to be Tutankhamun.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Aphorisms Neurons as quantum threads, neural system as interconnected clouds of galaxies, memory of eternity, genetic philosophy manifests as an echo from the past, ego caricatures of you, in the circulatory system of evolution, undiscovered genomes of awareness, energy channels of the nervous system as wormholes of the cosmos of awareness , they are like veins of dimensions of the philosophy of the universe, interacting dimensions and time epochs, suffering teaches kindness and patience. Poetry your beauty starts the engine with half a turn, tantalizing sexuality, a heart in the twilight without you, you are beautiful before a heart attack, my eternity endlessly craves you, and tastes every moment, every second a romantic poem of love, like endless valleys of aesthetics, landscapes of romance in your body, I know how beautiful my love for you is, the romantic idealism of aesthetics, erase the edges of reality and immerse me in a romantic world in which I am always with you in the depths of my heart, the look of your eyes fills me with beauty and love, and I depend on this look because that this is all I want to see in this life, because through I feel the depths of your spiritual beauty. Serene love of romance, supreme love intensifies to infinity, you are supreme bliss, you are worthy of eternal applause for your beauty, the erotic color of the seduction of your skin, you are the only thing I want to remember in this life, all eternities, I will only idolize you, this will live in my mind, the highest level of aesthetics, the mistress of male lust, the queen of all penises, the queen of male desires, the empress of male love and lust, the goddess of your beauty is worshiped, you are the ingenious uniqueness of eternity, hide in my soul as in a cocoon of love. jokes sex with a skinny mummy is like playing a xylophone made of bones. The squirt of lust will squirt like champagne for the new year when you find her ji point, that is, your gorgeous income. Girls remember their first words for life: no, give, mine, no, and when they grow up they say maybe, in my opinion these are the words of any government. The vague politics of women's relations is unpredictable. The vagina is shaped like a trap, they cut off married men's penises, as they age, they pee while sitting down, because they abstain from sex for too many years, the prostate enlarges. How to deal with haters? I am an energy vampire, I want all your energy, all your mind to drink. I want him to cry because of me, I want him to go to a psychologist because of me, I want him to have nightmares, I want him to constantly think about me, I want his whole head to think only about me and devote his my life, while skipping my own, I feed on his hatred, I see how his psyche is destroyed because of me, I want to dance on the ruins of his mind, if he starts to hate someone else, I will start to be jealous. I want to completely dominate his head, all his thoughts about me, I want his anger to completely destroy him and his karma because of me. And he will certainly go to hell, because of me, because he sinned, God does not forgive everything. If he becomes indifferent to me, then he is cured of his addiction to me. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. aculeate
    • C. defiant
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