મા

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Gujarati[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Gujarati मा, from Sanskrit मातृ (mātṛ, mother), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *máHtā, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *máHtā, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr

Noun[edit]

મા (f

  1. mother
  2. a suffix for goddesses
    અંબા માambāGoddess Amba

Usage notes[edit]

  • મા () is used primarily for Amba, Shitala, etc., or for local goddesses, and carries a slightly more intimate/informal tone than માતા (mātā) as a suffix.

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