ayah Abu Basheer is a lecturer at the Islamic University in Gaza City.
Her remark had followed the ayah's explanation of her appearance with the child.
ayah and little Fay were in the nursery across the passage, where there was a fire.
And the ayah, who could hold no Christian communication with anybody around her, was worse than useless to her poor mistress.
As I have told you, she was his ayah, and has behaved most nobly.
The ayah was dead, and I who tell this tale was alone with a corpse in the encircling atmosphere!
In that case, the ayah, the housemaid is of more consequence than you.
When Colonel Darling returned from parade the ayah was gone from the passage-way outside his wife's room.
Her ayah and Rosie were soon resplendent in her gift of new sarees.
The ayah had been taken ill in the night, and it was because she had just died that the servants had wailed in the huts.
"native nurse, children's governess," Anglo-Indian, 1782, from Portuguese aia, cognate with Spanish aya, Italian aja, etc., "nurse," from Latin avia "grandmother," fem. of avus "grandfather" (see uncle).