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[em-uh] /ˈɛm ə/

a female given name, form of .
[em-uh] /ˈɛm ə/
a novel (1815) by Jane Austen.

fem. proper name, from German Emma, from Erma, contraction of Ermentrude or some similar name. With lower-case -e-, as British telephone and radio enunciation of M to avoid confusion with N, attested by 1891.


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