মা

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মেকুৰী পোৱালিৰ সৈতে সিহঁতৰ মায়েক।
mekuri püalir xoite xihõtor mayek.
Kittens with their mother.

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Etymology[edit]

From Early Assamese মাৱ (mawo), from Sanskrit মাতৃ (mātṛ), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mā́tar-, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr (mother). Cognates include Persian مادر(mâdar), Proto-Slavic *mati, (thence Russian мать (matʹ)), Armenian մայր (mayr), Mycenaean Greek 𐀔𐀳𐀩 (ma-te-re) (modern Greek μητέρα (mitéra)), Latin māter, English mother.

Doublet of মাতৃ (matri).

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Noun[edit]

মা (ma)

  1. mother, mom
    Synonyms: আই (ai), আম্মা (amma)

Kinship declension[edit]


Old Bengali[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sanskrit मा (mā́), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *maH, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁ (prohibitive particle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

মা ()

  1. prohibitive particle: ne, not

Further reading[edit]

  • Chatterji, Suniti Kumar (1926) The Origin and Development of the Bengali Language[1], volume 1, Calcutta: Calcutta University Press, page 262