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Etymology

From Middle English < Old French ante < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] amita "father's sister".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
aunt

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  1. a sister or sister-in-law of someone’s parent
  2. (also great-aunt or grandaunt) a person's grandparent's sister.
  3. (usually auntie) a grandmother.
  4. an affectionate term for a woman of an older generation than oneself, especially a friend of one's parents, by means of fictive kin.

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Several languages distinguish between blood aunts (one’s parent’s sister) and in-law aunts (one’s parent’s sister-in-law) and some distinguish between paternal and maternal aunts.

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