מאַמע

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic, from baby talk.

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Noun[edit]

מאַמע (mamef, pluralמאַמעס(mames), diminutiveמאַמעלע(mamele)

  1. mother, mom

Usage notes[edit]

This is one of the few nouns in Yiddish to inflect for case, becoming ⁧מאַמען(mamen) in the dative.

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