μάμμη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back formed from the onomatopoeic baby-talk μᾰ́μμᾰ (mámma).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /mám.mɛː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈmam.me/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈmam.mi/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈmam.mi/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈma.mi/
  • Noun[edit]

    μᾰ́μμη (mámmēf (genitive μᾰ́μμης); first declension

    1. mamma, mammy
    2. mother's breast
    3. (later) grandmother

    Declension[edit]

    Reference[edit]

    1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “μάμμη”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 899

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    Greek[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    μάμμη (mámmif (plural μάμμες)

    1. (dialect) grandmother

    Declension[edit]

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