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1) ayah. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Hindi y, from Portuguese aia, nursemaid, from Latin avia, grandmother. See awo- in Appendix I....

2) 753. Keeper. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...governor, duenna; governess (teacher) [See Teacher]; nurse, bonne [F.], amah [Oriental], ayah [India]. QUOTATION: Am I my brother s keeper?—Bible...

3) 746. Servant. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...[F.]; lady s maid, abigail, soubrette; amah [Oriental], biddy [colloq.], bonne [F.], ayah [India]; nurse-, nursery-, house-, parlor-, waiting-, chamber-, kitchen-,...

4) Chapter 7. The Standard American Pronunciation. 1. General Characters. Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language
...pore-paw, source-sauce, saw-soar-sore, stalk-stork, taut-taught-tort, father-farther, ah-are, ayah-ire, bah-bar-baa, taw-tore, raw-roar, more-maw, floor-flaw. [back]...

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