伯母

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Chinese[edit]

 
father's elder brother; senior; paternal elder uncle; eldest of brothers; respectful form of address
female; mother
simp. and trad.
(伯母)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

伯母

  1. paternal aunt (wife of father's elder brother)
  2. a term of respect for a woman who is roughly the same age as one's mother, especially the mother of one's friend or colleague

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 伯母 (“paternal aunt (wife of father's elder brother)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 伯母
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 伯母
Mandarin Beijing 大媽
Taiwan 伯母
Harbin 大娘
Shenyang 大娘
Jinan 大娘
Muping 大媽
Luoyang 大媽大娘
Jiedian 親嬤大大
Ronghe
Xi'an 媽媽
Xuzhou 大娘
Yinchuan 大媽親媽 Hui
Lanzhou 禡禡
Ürümqi 嬸嬸
Wuhan 女伯伯伯媽伯伯
Chengdu 伯娘伯母
Guiyang 伯媽
Liuzhou 伯媽伯娘
Yangzhou 大媽媽
Nanjing 大媽
Hefei 大大
Nantong 嬤嬤
Cantonese Guangzhou 伯娘
Hong Kong 伯娘
Dongguan 伯娘
Hong Kong (Weitou) 伯娘
Taishan 阿姆
Yangjiang 阿姆
Xinyi 伯奶
Nanning 伯母伯娘
Kuala Lumpur 伯母
Gan Nanchang 母娘伯娘
Lichuan 大娘大兒
Pingxiang 姆姆
Hakka Meixian 伯姆
Xingning 阿劃
Huidong 阿娘
Qujiang 伯姆
Xiaosanjiang 伯姆
Changting 伯姆
Pingyu 伯姆
Wuping 伯姆
Liancheng 伯姆
Ninghua 姐姐
Yudu 伯奶奶奶
Ruijin 娭娭
Shicheng 姐姐
Shangyou 姐姐
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 伯姆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 伯姆
Hsinchu (Hailu) 伯姆
Dongshi (Dabu) 伯姆
Zhuolan (Raoping) 伯姆
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 伯㜷
Hong Kong 阿娘
Sabah 阿娘伯娘
Senai 阿娘
Singkawang 伯姆
Huizhou Jixi 媽媽
Jin Taiyuan 媽媽大娘
Xinzhou 伯娘伯娘啊
Min Bei Jian'ou 伯奶奶奶
Min Dong Fuzhou 依姆姆姆
Fuqing
Matsu 依姆
Min Nan Xiamen 阿姆姆仔
Quanzhou 阿姆姆仔
Zhangzhou 阿姆
Taipei 阿姆
Kaohsiung 阿姆
Tainan 阿姆
Taichung 阿姆
Wuqi 阿姆
Hsinchu 阿姆
Taitung 阿姆
Lukang 阿姆
Yilan 阿姆
Magong 阿姆
Penang 阿姆
Singapore 阿姆
Chaozhou 阿姆
Haifeng
Johor Bahru 阿姆
Haikou 伯姩
Leizhou 尼姆
Pinghua Nanning 伯娘
Wu Shanghai 伯母
Suzhou 姆娒
Hangzhou 大媽媽大姆媽
Wenzhou 阿嬤
Chongming 媽媽
Danyang 娘娘
Jinhua 姆媽
Ningbo 阿姆
Xiang Changsha 伯媽伯伯
Shuangfeng 伯基
Loudi 伯唧

Related terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
は > ば
Grade: 2
Irregular

From (o, little) +‎ (ha, mother). The kanji is jukujikun (熟字訓). Compare 小母 (oba).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

伯母 (hiragana おば, rōmaji oba)

  1. an aunt (a parent’s sister or sister-in-law)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
はく
Grade: S

Grade: 2
on'yomi

From Chinese 伯母 (paternal aunt)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

伯母 (hiragana はくぼ, rōmaji hakubo)

  1. an aunt (a parent’s sister or sister-in-law)