Mother-countryland

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mother-countryland the country of one's birth: the country from which a colony has gone out
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. móder; Dut. moeder, Ice. móðir, Ger. mutter, Ir. and Gael. mathair, L. mater, Gr. mētēr, Sans, mátá, mátri.