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[mahg-nuh mah-ter] /ˈmɑg nə ˈmɑ tɛr/

noun, Roman Religion.
Cybele; Ops; Rhea.

fertility goddess, 1728, Latin, literally “great mother.” See magnate + mother (n.1).


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