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grandam

[ gran-duhm, -dam ]
/ ˈgræn dəm, -dæm /
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noun
a grandmother.
an old woman.
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Also gran·dame [gran-deym, -duhm]. /ˈgræn deɪm, -dəm/.

Origin of grandam

1175–1225; Middle English gra(u)ndame<Old French grant dame.See grand, dame
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British Dictionary definitions for grandam

grandam

grandame (ˈɡrændeɪm, -dəm)

/ (ˈɡrændəm, -dæm) /

noun
an archaic word for grandmother

Word Origin for grandam

C13: from Anglo-French grandame, from Old French grand- + dame lady, mother
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