akka meaning in english

[Tel. a Dravidian word borrowed by Sanskrit, where it is used in the sense of mother. cf. Lat. acca] n. An elder sister. akkacellellu elder and younger sisters. peddakka the eldest sister. Any woman older than oneself is usually styled akka elder sister, or amma mother, madam: and any man older than onself is usually styled asna elder brother, or, ayya father, sir. pantalakka a cook or kitchen maid. See akkalavada.