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Mamma
See also: mammà and måmma

English

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin mamma.

Pronunciation

Noun

mamma (plural mammae or mammas)

  1. (anatomy) The milk-secreting organ of female humans and other mammals which includes the mammary gland and the nipple or teat; a breast; an udder. (plural: mammae)
  2. (meteorology) an accessory cloud like a mammary in appearance, which can form on the underside of most cloud genera
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Alternative spelling of mama; see further etymology there.

Noun

mamma (plural mammas)

  1. Alternative spelling of mama: mother.
    • 1856, Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
      The next day Charles had the child brought back. She asked for her mamma. They told her she was away; that she would bring her back some playthings.

Further reading

  • mamma at OneLook Dictionary Search

Alemannic German

Noun

mamma f

  1. (Gressoney) mom, mama

References

  • "mamma" 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

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'m?.ma:/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mam?ma

Etymology 1

Noun

mamma f (plural mamma's, diminutive mammaatje n)

  1. Alternative form of mama.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin mamma.

Noun

mamma f (plural mamma's or mammae)

  1. mamma, breast
    Synonym: borst

Usage notes

Most people will use this word as an alternative spelling of mama ("mother").


Faroese

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

mamma f (genitive singular mammu, plural mammur)

  1. mom, mum (colloquial word for mother)
    Hvar er mamma mín?
    Where is my mommy?
    Synonym: móðir

Declension

Declension of mamma
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative mamma mamman mammur mammurnar
accusative mammu mammuna mammur mammurnar
dative mammu mammuni mammum mammunum
genitive mammu mammunnar mamma mammanna

Finnish

Noun

mamma

  1. (dialectal) mama
    Synonym: äiti
  2. (colloquial) An elder, plump woman.
    Synonym: tantta

Declension

Inflection of mamma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative mamma mammat
genitive mamman mammojen
partitive mammaa mammoja
illative mammaan mammoihin
singular plural
nominative mamma mammat
accusative nom. mamma mammat
gen. mamman
genitive mamman mammojen
mammainrare
partitive mammaa mammoja
inessive mammassa mammoissa
elative mammasta mammoista
illative mammaan mammoihin
adessive mammalla mammoilla
ablative mammalta mammoilta
allative mammalle mammoille
essive mammana mammoina
translative mammaksi mammoiksi
instructive mammoin
abessive mammatta mammoitta
comitative mammoineen

Compounds

Further reading

  • mamma in Kielitoimiston sanakirja

Gilbertese

Noun

mamma (plural mamma)

  1. mammary gland
  2. mummy; mom; mum

Verb

mamma

  1. to suck the breast

Icelandic

Pronunciation

Noun

mamma f (genitive singular mömmu, nominative plural mömmur)

  1. mom, mum (colloquial word for mother)
    Hvar er mamma mín?
    Where is my mommy?
    Synonym: móðir

Declension

Further reading

  • mamma in Hólmarsson et al.: Íslensk-ensk orðabók. 1989.
  • mamma in Icelandic dictionaries at islex.is

Interlingua

Noun

mamma (plural mammas)

  1. mamma

Related terms


Italian

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mamma f (plural mamme)

  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)
  2. mother
  3. type of artichoke

Synonyms

Derived terms

Further reading

  • mamma in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti

Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek (mámm?).

Pronunciation

Noun

mamma f (genitive mammae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) a breast
    Puero isti da mammam.
    Give that boy of yours your breast.
  2. (anatomy) an udder; a pap
  3. (anatomy, of animals) a teat, a dug
    Mammam sugere.
    To suck on a breast.
  4. (family) mama (a childish name for a mother in the language of children)
    Cum cibum ac potionem buas ac papas vocent, matrem mammam, patrem tatam.
    Since children call food and drink bua and papa, mother mamma and father tata.
  5. (transferred meaning) a protuberance on tree bark

Usage notes

  • This term was used especially of females, but also of males- although rarely:
    Mammas homo solus e maribus habet.
    Among male animals, man alone has breasts.

Declension

First-declension noun.

Derived terms

Descendants

References


Latvian

Noun

mamma f (4th declension)

  1. mum
  2. mother

Declension

Further reading


Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

Noun

mamma m (definite singular mammaen, indefinite plural mammaer, definite plural mammaene)

  1. mother
    Synonym: mor

See also

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

Noun

mamma f (definite singular mammaa, indefinite plural mammaer, definite plural mammaene)

  1. mother
    Synonym: mor

See also

References


Pali

Alternative forms

Noun

mamma n

  1. a vital spot of the body
  2. nerve center

Declension


Romansch

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mamma f (plural mammas)

  1. mother

Coordinate terms

  • (with regards to gender): bab
  • (with regards to ancestry): figl, figlia

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

mamma c

  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)
    Synonyms: mor, moder, morsa (slang)
    Antonym: pappa

Declension

Declension of mamma 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mamma mamman mammor mammorna
Genitive mammas mammans mammors mammornas

Further reading


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