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 Old 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

মা (ma)

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

Usage note[edit]

Like other Assamese kinship nouns, মা (ma) uses the -এক (-ek) suffix for 3rd person. 2nd person can use the -এৰে (-ere) suffix for contemptuous manner. For example,

  • মোৰ মাmür maMy mother
  • আপোনাৰ মাapünar maYour mother
  • তোৰ মায়েৰেtür mayereYour mother
  • তাৰ মায়েক/মাকtar mayek/makHis mother