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Noun. July 14, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

Ummachi—generic term for God in Tamil, used by older people when talking to small children. I have it on authority that the late K.V. Jagannathan, Tamil scholar and long-time editor of the famous "Kalaimagal" magazine, has shown that “Ummachi” comes from “Umamaheswari”. I hear this word appearing in the English spoken by young families of theTamil diaspora in the USA.

Usage

“Darling, close your eyes and pray to ummachi.”
Added 2011-09-25 by oldathai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu