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ama

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USAGE NOTE
Feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound in Spanish use the articles "el" and “un” in the singular.
ama(
ah
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mah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (general)
a. wet nurse
El ama daba de mamar al bebé porque la madre estaba enferma.The wet nurse fed the baby because the mother was sick.
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ama
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (dueña)
a. owner
2. (de criado)
a. mistress
ama de casahousewife
ama de críawet nurse
ama de llaveshousekeeper
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ama
ama de brazos nurse; nursemaid
ama de cría wet nurse
ama de cura priest's housekeeper
ama de gobierno ama de llaves housekeeper
ama de leche wet nurse
ama seca nurse; nursemaid
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