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DefinedMeaning talk:mother (1374007)

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Does this mean something like this: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Mother_Earth ? --Tosca 18:12, 24 March 2012 (CET)

Yes. I saw it in the Oxford Eng. Dict (OED): "Nature regarded as a fundamental, esp. protecting or nurturing, force. Chiefly personified in Mother Nature." The quotations given are nearly all in the form of "Mother Nature", "mother" does not seem to be used alone in this sense.
This is a situation I am not clear about: do we create two entries, one for "mother", to define what is meant in the expression "Mother Nature", and a second entry for "Mother Nature"? Or just one, "Mother Nature"?
--InfoCan 19:24, 24 March 2012 (CET)
IMHO, just one DM called "Mother Nature". There is already a definition of "mother", it's just used in a metaphorical sense in this expression. --Tosca 22:43, 24 March 2012 (CET)