ama

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

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ama (plural amas)

  1. Alternative spelling of amah.
  2. (nautical) The float on the outrigger of a proa or trimaran.
  3. Fabric made from the hair of a camel or goat.

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Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoetic nursery-word, attested since the 15th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. mother
  2. origin

Declension[edit]

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of amar.
  2. Second-person singular imperative form of amar.

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

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

Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. rain

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒmɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ama

Pronoun[edit]

ama

  1. (archaic) that, as in yon or yonder

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Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama (amaði)

  1. to trouble

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Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. present of amar
  2. imperative of amar

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama m

  1. genitive singular of am

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ama n-ama hama t-ama
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of amare
  2. second-person singular imperative of amare

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ama

  1. rōmaji reading of あま

Kamayurá[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. mother

References[edit]

  • 1976, Meinke Salzer, “Fonologia Provisória da Língua Kamayurá”, Série Linguística, volume 5, pages 131–170: 

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

amā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of amō

Novial[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama (past amad, active participle amant, passive participle amat)

  1. to love

Old Norse[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: am‧a

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. to bother

Noun[edit]

ama f (genitive ǫmu, plural ǫmur)

  1. a large amount, a ton

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese ama, from Medieval Latin amma itself either from Ancient Greek, of imitative origin, or an alteration of mamma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil): IPA(key): /ˈʌ.mə/
  • (Portugal): IPA(key): /ˈa.mɐ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ma

Noun[edit]

ama f (plural amas)

  1. female nurse
  2. female housekeeper
  3. governess

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama m

  1. genitive singular of àm

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /âma/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ma

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic amma.

Conjunction[edit]

ȁma (Cyrillic spelling а̏ма)

  1. but [from 18th c.]

Synonyms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

(Cyrillic spelling ама)

  1. used to express impatience

Sicilian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of amari
  2. third-person singular present active subjunctive of amari
  3. second-person singular imperative of amari

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin amma, itself either from Ancient Greek, of imitative origin, or an alteration of mamma.

Noun[edit]

ama f (plural amas)

  1. lady of the house
  2. proprietress
  3. landlady
  4. housekeeper, head maid
  5. nursemaid, nanny
  6. wetnurse
  7. mistress

Usage notes[edit]

The feminine noun ama is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:

el ama

However, if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

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Verb[edit]

ama

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

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian, compare Fijian tama.

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. father

Thao[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. father

Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. mother
  2. maternal aunt; one's mother's sister
  3. mother-in-law; one's spouse's mother

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish اما (ammâ), from Arabic أما (ʾammā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [əmə]
  • Hyphenation: a‧ma

Conjunction[edit]

ama

  1. but; however

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. dative singular of am

Synonyms[edit]

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