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18:24 Jan 3, 2003
English to Irish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: grandmom
grandmom, grammy, granny, grandma, gramma, nana
theresa newbill

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4 +1an tseanmháthair
Cilian O'Tuama



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
an tseanmháthair

is the Irish for 'the grandmother'.

Grandmother on its own (i.e without an article) is seanmháthair

The diminutive form just adds an -ín at the end, i.e. an tseanmháthairín (pronounced 'on tann-wah-hir-een'

I've just found sth. else:
Most English-speaking children call their grandmothers Granny, Grandma, or Nana/Nanna.
There are a few different words for Grandmother in Irish, including Seanmháthair (shan a WAW her), máthair mhór (maw her aWOR), and
máthair Chríona (MAW her KHREE un na). These literally mean "old mother", "great mother" and "mother of the heart." These words are not
used to actually address the grandmother, though. Children would call a grandmother Maimeó (MAM o), or perhaps Móraí (MO ree).

Someone else posted this question earlier today (grandma). I just copied and pasted what I entered there.

Cilian O'Tuama
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