माँ

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Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀫𑀸𑀤𑀸 (mādā), from Sanskrit मातृ (mātṛ, mother), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *máHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr. Compare Punjabi ਮਾਂ (mā̃), Gujarati મા (), માં (mā̃), Bengali মা (ma), Assamese মা (ma), Oriya ମା (ma), Marathi माय (māy), Konkani मांय (mā̃y).

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Noun[edit]

माँ (mā̃f (Urdu spelling ماں)

  1. (informal) mother
    Synonyms: माता (mātā) (formal), मातृ (mātŕ) (formal), वालिदा (vālidā) (Muslim usage)
  2. (affectionate) mom, mommy
    Synonyms: अम्मी (ammī), अम्मा (ammā), माऊ (māū), मैया (maiyā)

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Noun[edit]

माँ (mā̃)

  1. mother