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Emma

[em-uh] /ˈɛm ə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Erma.

Emma

[em-uh] /ˈɛm ə/
noun
1.
a novel (1815) by Jane Austen.
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  • Emma eventually gave birth to seven children, three of whom died shortly after birth.
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  • The founders of these denominations all studied with Emma curts hopkins.
Word Origin and History for Emma

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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