The Irish word for grandmother is seanmháthair, literally meaning "old mother." Children would not be likely to address a grandmother by this term. They would use instead Maimeó or Móraí.
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Also Known As: Other Irish terms for grandmother include máthair mhór, meaning "great mother," and máthair Chríona, meaning "mother of the heart."
Alternate Spellings: Seanmhair, seanmathair, sean mathair