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Ammā


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(Skt., Marathi, etc.),

Ammaṉ (Tamil, etc.). Literally ‘mother’ (compare AMBĀ, AMBIKĀ). It is frequently used with reference to Hindu goddesses, and appears in compound names of regional and local grāmadevatās, etc., e.g. Māriyamnam, Yellammā.

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