엄마

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Compare Old Japanese (omo, mother; wetnurse).

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Particularly: “How is this related to 어머니 (eomeoni)? Is 어머니 (eomeoni) a compound of 엄마 (eomma) + suffixing element (ni), or is 엄마 (eomma) an abbreviation of 어머니 (eomeoni)?”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʌ̹mma̠/
  • Phonetic hangeul:
  • Romanizations: RR (transcription): eommaRR (transliteration): eommaMC: ŏmmaYale: emma

Noun[edit]

엄마 (eomma)

  1. (usually used by children) mama, mum, mummy

Related terms[edit]

  • 맘마 (mamma, “baby food; pap”)

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • 아빠 (appa, “papa, dad”)