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See also Mama, mamá, mamã, māma‎, mamă, and mamma
  1. (noun, hypocoristic, usually childish) Mother, female parent.
  2. (Aymara, Lithuanian, Nigerian Pidgin, noun) mother
  3. (Aymara, noun) Mrs., mistress (general respectful address for married women).
  4. (Croatian, Hungarian, noun) mom
  5. (Dutch, noun) mama, mother
  6. (Ewe, noun) grandmother
  7. (Galician, verb) third-person singular present indicative of mamar.
  8. (Galician, verb) second-person singular imperative of mamar.
  9. (Krisa, pronoun) you
  10. (Mandarin, noun, informal) mother
  11. (Martuthunira, noun) paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother
  12. (Panyjima, noun) Father; paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother.
  13. (Pitjantjatjara, noun) father
  14. (Pitjantjatjara, noun) father’s older brother or close male friend; uncle
  15. (Pitjantjatjara, noun) god
  16. (Polish, noun) mum
  17. (Portuguese, verb) Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative
of verb mamar.
  1. (Portuguese, verb) Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative
of verb mamar.
  1. (Romanian, noun) the mother
  2. (Slovak, noun) mama
  3. (Spanish, noun) breast, mamma
  4. (Spanish, verb) informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of mamar.
  5. (Spanish, verb) Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of mamar.
  6. (Spanish, verb) Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of mamar.
  7. (Swahili, noun) mother (one’s female parent)

English[edit]

Alternative spellings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of ma; a trend present in many Indo-European languages, probably with ultimate origin in baby talk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Singular
mama

Plural
mamas

mama (plural mamas)

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

Derived terms[edit]

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Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]



Aymara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

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

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f. (plural mama’s, diminutive mamaatje)

  1. mama, mother
    Mama, ik heb honger!
    Mommy, I’m hungry!

Synonyms[edit]



Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. grandmother



Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

mama


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

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA: /ˈmɒmɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun[edit]

mama (plural mamák)

  1. mom

Declension[edit]

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Krisa[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mama

  1. you

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama  f. (plural mamos)

  1. mother

Declension[edit]


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Mandarin[edit]

simplified

妈妈

traditional

媽媽

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA: /ma˥˥ma/

Noun[edit]

mama (Pinyin māma, traditional 媽媽, simplified 妈妈)

  1. (informal) mother
    The mother’s mother is called grandmother (maternal grandmother).
    The mother’s father is called grandfather (maternal grandfather).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Informal term for mother. The more formal term is muqin. However, in addressing one's mother, one uses mama as a term of address; muqin is not used as a term of address.

See also[edit]


Martuthunira[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother

References[edit]

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



Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother



Panyjima[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. Father; paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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.



Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. father
  2. father’s older brother or close male friend; uncle
  3. god

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Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f.

  1. mum

Declension[edit]

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

mama

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative
of verb mamar.
  1. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative
of verb mamar.

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f. (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of mamă)

  1. the mother

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA: /mâma/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun[edit]

mȁma f. (Cyrillic spelling ма̏ма)

  1. mom

Declension[edit]



Slovak[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f. (plural mamy) mam stem mám gen pl (declension pattern): žena

  1. mama

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma.

Noun[edit]

mama f. (plural mamas)

Singular
mama f.

Plural
mamas f.


  1. breast, mamma

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

mama (infinitive mamar)

  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[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother (one’s female parent)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at mother. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see mama in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2009