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moeder, noun

Origin:
Dutch, AfrikaansShow more Dutch, subsequently Afrikaans.
obs.
A mother; also used as a respectful form of address to an older woman. Also (as an endearment) moedertjie [see -ie].
Note:
Usually included by writers to suggest Afrikaans dialogue.
1798 Lady A. Barnard in Lord Lindsay Lives of Lindsays (1849) III. 430‘Good morrow, moeder!’ said Gaspar to an old Hottentot woman with a dog running by her side.
1920 R.Y. Stormberg Mrs Pieter de Bruyn 50So don’t distress yourself, dear Moedertje.
A mother; also used as a respectful form of address to an older woman. Also (as an endearment) moedertjiesee -ie.

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