mam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly either conserved from or influenced by earlier Brythonic language.

Noun[edit]

mam (plural mams)

  1. (informal and colloquial) Diminutive of mother.

Usage notes[edit]

Used in place of mum or ma in Northumbrian dialects such as Geordie, as well as throughout Ireland and Liverpool.

References[edit]

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mam c (plural mammen, diminutive mammetje n)

  1. mother

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mam f (genitive maime, nominative plural mamanna)

  1. mam, mum, mom

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mam mham unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

mam

  1. rafsi of mamta.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mam

  1. first-person singular present of měś

Luxembourgish[edit]

Contraction[edit]

mam

  1. contraction of mat + dem; with the

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognates include West Frisian mem.

Noun[edit]

mam f (plural mamen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) mother
    mam an aatj
    mother and father

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mam

  1. first-person singular present of mieć

Noun[edit]

mam

  1. genitive plural of mama

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mam

  1. (Kajkavian) right now
  2. (Kajkavian) immediately

Related terms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *mammā, a baby talk word replacing Proto-Celtic *mātīr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mam f (plural mamau)

  1. mother

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • mab (son)
  • merch (daughter)
  • tad (father)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
mam fam unchanged unchanged

Wemba-Wemba[edit]

Noun[edit]

mam

  1. father