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Amar and Moth­er

The Span­ish amar, “to love”, comes from the Latin chil­dren’s word am­ma, mean­ing, moth­er.

The m- and m- par­al­lel re­mains be­tween both.

In­ter­est­ing, then, the con­nec­tion be­tween moth­ers and love is not on­ly an­cient but lin­guis­tic as well — op­posed to the an­cient con­nec­tion be­tween fa­thers and dis­ci­pline and harsh­ness.

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