mater

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin māter (mother), partly via late-Middle English matere.[1]

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mater (plural maters or matres)

  1. (UK slang, now chiefly archaic or humorous)[1] Mother.
    • 1919, P. G. Wodehouse, ‎A Damsel in Distress‎, page 100:
      Their maters are all pals of my mater, and I don’t want to get them into trouble for aiding and abetting my little show, if you understand what I mean.
    • 1997, Colleen McCullough, Caesar’s Women‎, page 17:
      Mater, you look well.” / “I am well. And you,” she said in that dryly prosaic deep voice of hers, “look healed.”

Etymology 2[edit]

mate +‎ -er [2]

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mater (plural maters)

  1. (biology)[2] Someone or something that mates.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 mater, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision; March 2009)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 mater, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft entry; March 2001)

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French[edit]

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mater

  1. to make rigid
  2. checkmate
  3. (slang) to ogle, to check out, to watch (eg. an attractive person)

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Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *mātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr. Cognates include Proto-Slavic *mati (thence Russian мать (mat’)), Persian مادر (mâdar), Mycenaean Greek 𐀔𐀳𐀩 (ma-te-re), and Sanskrit मातृ (mātṛ).

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māter f (genitive mātris); third declension

  1. mother (female parent)
  2. mother (source, origin)
  3. matron of a house
  4. honorific title
  5. woman
  6. nurse
  7. motherland

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative māter mātrēs
genitive mātris mātrum
dative mātrī mātribus
accusative mātrem mātrēs
ablative mātre mātribus
vocative māter mātrēs

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Norwegian[edit]

Verb[edit]

mater

  1. present tense of mate

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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mater

  1. accusative singular form of mati

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic; cognate with Latin mater and Sanskrit मातृ (mātR)

Noun[edit]

mater f

irregular declension
  1. mother

Declension[edit]

Singular Plural
nominative mater matere
genitive matere materi
dative materi materiam
accusative mater matere
vocative mater matere
locative materi materiach
instrumental materou materami

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