mamma

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mamma.

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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
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative spelling of mama or momma.

Noun[edit]

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.

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mamma f (plural mamma's or mammae)

  1. (anatomy) mamma, breast

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


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma

  1. (dialectal) mama
  2. (colloquial) An elder, plump woman.

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Gilbertese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma (plural mamma)

  1. mammary gland.
  2. mummy; mom; mum

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mamma

  1. to suck the breast.

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mamma f (genitive singular mömmu, nominative plural mömmur)

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma.

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mamma f (plural mamme)

  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)
  2. mother

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Latin[edit]

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mamma f (genitive mammae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) a breast
    Puero isti date 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

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mamma mammae
genitive mammae mammārum
dative mammae mammīs
accusative mammam mammās
ablative mammā mammīs
vocative mamma mammae

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  • This term was used especially of females, but also of males- although rarely:
    Mammas homo solus e maribus habet.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. mother

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. mother

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Romansch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma.

Noun[edit]

mamma f (plural mammas)

  1. mother

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

Swedish[edit]

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mamma c

  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)

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