The sis of ones parent correlative to nephew or niece Also applied to an uncles partner
- the sister of one's parent; the wife of the uncle
- The sibling of your respective father or mother; -- correlative to nephew or niece. Also placed on an uncle's wife.
- An old woman; and old gossip.
- A bawd, or a prostitute.
The cousin of the father or mother, and a relation inside third-degree, correlative to niece or nephew.
c.1300, from Anglo-French aunte, Old French ante (contemporary French tante, from a 13c. variant), from Latin amita "paternal aunt" diminutive of *amma a baby-talk term for "mother" (cognates: Greek amma "mother," Old Norse amma "grandmother," Middle Irish ammait "old hag," Hebrew em, Arabic umm "mother"). Extensive senses consist of "an old girl, a gossip" (1580s); "a procuress" (1670s); and "any benevolent girl," in US English, where auntie was recorded since c.1790 as "a phrase usually found in accosting senior ladies." The French term has also end up being the term for "aunt" in Dutch, German (Tante), and Danish. Swedish features retained the initial Germanic (and Indo-European) custom of distinguishing aunts by split terms produced by "father's sis" (quicker) and "mother's sis" (moster). The Old English equivalents were fa
(n.) The sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to nephew or niece. In addition applied to an uncle's partner.
- (letter.) A classic lady; and old gossip.
- (n.) A bawd, or a prostitute.
Often, when the weather is fine, we drive from four to six, or go to see her aunt at Ivy Green or her cousins in the town.