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Mama

English

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Etymology

Originally from baby talk. Possibly influenced by Middle English mome ("mother, aunt"), from Proto-Germanic *m?m? ("mother, aunt"), from Proto-Indo-European *méh?-méh?, reduplication of *méh?- ("mother"), related to German Muhme ("aunt"), Latin mamma ("mother, nurse"), Irish mam ("mother"), Lithuanian mama, moma ("mother").

Pronunciation

Noun

mama (plural mamas)

  1. (hypocoristic, usually childish, Canada, US) Mother, female parent.

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Translations

Anagrams


'Are'are

Noun

mama

  1. father

References


Amis

Noun

mama

  1. father

Aukan

Noun

mama

  1. mother
  2. woman
    Synonym: uman

Aymara

Pronunciation

Noun

mama

  1. mother
  2. Mrs., mistress (general respectful address for married women).
    tatanak mamanaka - ladies and gentlemen

Azerbaijani

Noun

mama (definite accusative maman?, plural mamalar)

  1. (dialectal)paternal aunt [nt. 1]
    Synonym: bibi
  2. mom
    Synonym: ana

Usage notes

  1. ^ (in the dialects of Agjabedi, Agdam, A?d?r?, Balak?n, Ba?keçid, Borchaly, Böyük Qarakils?, Jabrayil, Fuzuli, Goychay, Imishli, Qakh, Qarakils?, Qazakh, Lachin, Mingachevir, Sheki, Shamkir, Tartar, Ujar, Yevlakh, Zaqatala, Zangilan) .[1]

Declension

References

  1. ^ ?ir?liyev M. ?., ?slamov M. ?., editors (1999-2003) , "mama", in Az?rbaycan dialektoloji lüti [Azerbaijani Dialectological Dictionary] (in Azerbaijani), Ankara: Türk Dil Kurumu.

Further reading

  • "mama" in Obastan.com.

Bavarian

Noun

mama

  1. (Timau) mother, mom, mama

References

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien.

Bikol Central

Noun

mama (masculine papa)

  1. a mother; a (human) female who (a) parents a child (b) gives birth to a baby (c) donates a fertilized egg or (d) donates a body cell which has resulted in a clone. Sometimes used in reference to a pregnant female, possibly as a shortened form of mother-to-be
    Synonyms: ina, nanay
  2. a term of address to one's mother, mother-in-law or wife

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Pronunciation

Noun

mama f (plural mames)

  1. (familiar) mom
  2. (anatomy) mamma

Derived terms

Related terms

Further reading


Cebuano

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ma?ma

Noun

mama

  1. a mother; a (human) female who (a) parents a child (b) gives birth to a baby (c) donates a fertilized egg or (d) donates a body cell which has resulted in a clone. Sometimes used in reference to a pregnant female, possibly as a shortened form of mother-to-be
    Synonyms: ina, inahan, nanay
  2. a term of address to one's mother, mother-in-law or wife

Chinook Jargon

Etymology

From English mama or French maman.

Noun

mama

  1. mother
    Synonym: naha
    Coordinate term: papa

Dutch

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /'m?ma:/
  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /m?'ma:/
  • Rhymes: -a:

Noun

mama f (plural mama's, diminutive mamaatje n)

  1. mama, mother
    Mama, ik heb honger! - Mommy, I'm hungry!
    Synonyms: ma, mam
    Synonyms: moeder, moe, moeke (Flemish)

Alternative forms


Ewe

Noun

mama

  1. grandmother

Fijian

Noun

mama

  1. ring (for one's finger)

Galician

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (anatomy) mamma, breast

Related terms

Verb

mama

  1. third-person singular present indicative of mamar
  2. second-person singular imperative of mamar

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese mama. Cognate with Kabuverdianu mama.

Noun

mama

  1. bosom
  2. breast of a woman

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Noun

mama (plural mamák)

  1. mom, mum
    Synonyms: anya, anyu, édesanya, anyuka, anyuci
    Coordinate term: papa
  2. (dialectal) grandmom

Declension

Possessive forms of mama
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. mamám mamáim
2nd person sing. mamád mamáid
3rd person sing. mamája mamái
1st person plural mamánk mamáink
2nd person plural mamátok mamáitok
3rd person plural mamájuk mamáik

Derived terms


Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from English mamaFrench mamanGerman MamaItalian mammaRussian (máma)Spanish mamá.

Pronunciation

Noun

mama (plural mamai)

  1. mama, mom, mommy, mum
    Synonym: matro
    Coordinate terms: papa, patro

Irish

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mama m (genitive singular mama, nominative plural mamaí)

  1. (literary) breast, pap
  2. (anatomy) mamma

Declension

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mama mhama not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading


Istriot

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mama f

  1. mom, mamma, mother

See also


Japanese

Romanization

mama

  1. R?maji transcription of
  2. R?maji transcription of

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese mama.

Noun

mama

  1. bosom
  2. breast of a woman

Krisa

Pronoun

mama

  1. you

Laboya

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Verb

mama

  1. to chew betel

Etymology 2

Noun

mama

  1. to mother

References

  • Allahverdi Verdizade (2019) , "mama", in Lamboya word list, Leiden: LexiRumah

Lithuanian

Noun

mamà f (plural mãmos) stress pattern 4

  1. mother

Declension

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Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

Noun

mama f (diminutive maminka)

  1. mother, mom

Declension


Maquiritari

Noun

mama

  1. mother (used when addressing one's mother, but not when referring to her)

References

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).

Martuthunira

Pronunciation

Noun

mama

  1. paternal uncle (one's father's brother)

References

  • Dench, Alan Charles. 1995. Martuthunira: A Language of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Series C-125.

Mauritian Creole

Etymology 1

From French maman

Noun

mama

  1. mother

Etymology 2

From Hindi ? (m?m?) and Marathi ? (m?m?).

Noun

mama

  1. uncle
    Synonyms: chacha, tonton

References

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen - English - Français

Mòcheno

Etymology

Possibly derived from Middle High German muome, from Old High German muoma, from Proto-West Germanic *m?m? ("mama, mother"), from Proto-Germanic *m?m? ("mama, mother; aunt, auntie"). Cognate with German Mama, English mama.

Noun

mama f

  1. mother

References

  • "mama" in Cimbrian, Ladin, Mòcheno: Getting to know 3 peoples. 2015. Servizio minoranze linguistiche locali della Provincia autonoma di Trento, Trento, Italy.
  • "mama" in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Nigerian Pidgin

Noun

mama

  1. mother

Pali

Alternative forms

Pronoun

mama

  1. genitive/dative singular of aha? ("me")

Panyjima

Pronunciation

Noun

mama

  1. father
    Synonym: papu
  2. paternal uncle (one's father's brother)

References

  • Dench, Alan (1991). "Panyjima", in R.M.W. Dixon and Barry J. Blake: The Handbook of Australian Languages, Volume 4. Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia, 125-244.

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Dutch mama.

Noun

mama

  1. mother

Pitjantjatjara

Pronunciation

Noun

mama

  1. father
    Synonym: punari
  2. father's older brother or close male friend; uncle
    Synonym: mama pu?ka
  3. god

Derived terms


Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

mama f

  1. mum

Declension

Related terms

Further reading

  • mama in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin mamma. Compare Italian mammella, French mamelle.

Pronunciation

Noun

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (human) breast, bosom
  2. (animal) udder, teat

Verb

mama

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of mamar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of mamar

Quechua

Noun

mama

  1. mother
  2. madam, lady
  3. (figurative) nest, home
  4. (geology) vein
  5. (mathematics) matrix

Declension

Derived terms

See also


Romanian

Noun

mama f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of mam?

Rwanda-Rundi

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *mààmá.

Noun

m?má 1a (plural b?mâmá 2a)

  1. my mother
  2. my maternal aunt

See also


Sardinian

Etymology

From Latin mamma, from Ancient Greek (mámm?).

Pronunciation

Noun

mama f (plural mamas) (Limba Sarda Comuna)

  1. mother

See also


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mâma/
  • Hyphenation: ma?ma

Noun

m?ma f (Cyrillic spelling )

  1. mom

Declension


Slovak

Pronunciation

Noun

mama f (genitive singular mamy, nominative plural mamy, genitive plural mám, declension pattern of ?ena)

  1. mama

Declension

Derived terms

Further reading

  • mama in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Pronunciation

Noun

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (anatomy) mamma, breast

Related terms

Verb

mama

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of mamar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of mamar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of mamar.

Swahili

Noun

mama (n class, plural mama)

  1. mother (female parent)
    Coordinate term: baba
  2. Respectful term of address for an older woman.

Derived terms


Tagalog

Pronunciation 1

Noun

mama

  1. a term used in referring to, or in addressing, a male unknown to the speaker

Pronunciation 2

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish mamá, adapted from French maman.

Noun

mama

  1. (colloquial, familiar, childish) mum, mom

Pronunciation 3

Noun

mama

  1. betel chewing

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Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English mama.

Noun

mama

  1. mother
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 3:20:
      Man i kolim meri bilong em Iv, long wanem, em i tumbuna mama bilong olgeta manmeri.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Antonym: papa

Derived terms

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Tumbuka

Noun

mama 1a (plural ?amama 2)

  1. mother, mom

Coordinate terms


Turkish

Noun

mama (definite accusative mamay?, plural mamalar)

  1. baby food
  2. food (in child's language)

Declension

Inflection
Nominative mama
Definite accusative mamay?
Singular Plural
Nominative mama mamalar
Definite accusative mamay? mamalar?
Dative mamaya mamalara
Locative mamada mamalarda
Ablative mamadan mamalardan
Genitive maman?n mamalar?n
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular mamam mamalar?m
2nd singular maman mamalar?n
3rd singular mamas? mamalar?
1st plural mamam?z mamalar?m?z
2nd plural maman?z mamalar?n?z
3rd plural mamalar? mamalar?

Upper Sorbian

Pronunciation

Noun

mama f (diminutive mami?ka or mamimka)

  1. mama, mommy, mum

Declension

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Venda

Verb

mama

  1. to suck

Venetian

Etymology

From Latin mamma. Compare Italian mamma.

Noun

mama f (plural mame)

  1. mother
  2. mum, mummy

Wanyi

Etymology

Compare Guugu Yimidhirr mayi.

Noun

mama

  1. (vegetable-based) food

References

  • Mary Laughren, Rob Pensalfini, Tom Mylne, Accounting for verb-initial order in an Australian language, in Verb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages (2005)

Yoruba

Alternative forms

Noun

màmá

  1. mother

Coordinate terms


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