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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)

Wiktionary

  1. Mummynoun

    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. 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

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

  2. Mummynoun

    dried flesh of a mummy

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

  3. Mummynoun

    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. Mummynoun

    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. Mummynoun

    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. Mummynoun

    one whose affections and energies are withered

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

  7. Mummyverb

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

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    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. H. L. Wayland:

    The only people who make no mistakes are dead people. I saw a man last week who has not made a mistake for four hundred years. He was a mummy in the Egyptian department of the British Museum.” - H.L. Wayland

  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. 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.

  4. The CT:

    The good condition of the body seems to be the result of several factors in combination : constant air flow, the plant material in the coffin, a long period of illness resulting in the body becoming lean, death and burial during the winter months of December January and the general climate and temperature conditions in Lund Cathedral a year, we can now observe that Winstrup's mummy is one of the best-preserved bodies from Europe in the 1600s, with an information potential well in line with that offered by Otzi the ice man or Egyptian mummies. Bishop Winstrup remains constitute a unique archive of medical history on the living conditions and health of people living in the 1600s.

  5. Devika Devika:

    We really think he wanted to go with Mom, my father doted on Mummy. They're together now.

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