ama

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Portuguese ama ‎(female nurse), from Medieval Latin amma ‎(wet nurse, amma), perhaps an alteration of mamma, of imitative origin, or from Ancient Greek.

Noun[edit]

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ama ‎(plural amas)

  1. Alternative spelling of amah
    • 1910, Mary F. Roulet, The Spaniard at Home (page 14)
      Not only does the baby have a jewel then, or some handsome gift, but his ama (nurse) is remembered with a bright gold doubloon (sixteen dollars).
    • 2007, Ondina E. González, ‎Bianca Premo, Raising an Empire (page 143)
      Again as with Juan, shortly after the religious rite the children would be transferred to the care of wet nurses, or amas, who would take them into their individual homes.
    • 2013, Maria Aurora Couto, Filomena's Journey
      It was rumoured that she had been his ama, the wet nurse who then became part of the family, taking charge so effectively that she ruled the household.

Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese 海女 ‎(ama).

Noun[edit]

ama ‎(plural amas)

  1. A traditional Japanese pearl diver, typically female.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Polynesian.

Noun[edit]

ama ‎(plural amas)

  1. (nautical) The float on the outrigger of a proa or trimaran.

Translations[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Sanskrit अम​ ‎(ama​, disease).

Noun[edit]

ama ‎(plural amas)

  1. (Ayurveda) A toxic byproduct of improper or incomplete digestion.

Etymology 5[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

ama ‎(plural amas)

  1. Fabric made from the hair of a camel or goat.

Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Alladian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. village

References[edit]

  • Marc Augé, Le rivage alladian: organisation et évolution des villages alladian

Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoetic nursery-word, attested since the 15th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. mother
  2. origin

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of amar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of amar

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian.

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. (obsolete) A father.

Synonyms[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ami +‎ -a

Adjective[edit]

ama ‎(accusative singular aman, plural amaj, accusative plural amajn)

  1. loving, with love, relating to or characterized by love

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. third-person singular present indicative of amar
  2. second-person singular imperative of amar

Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. rain

Hoyahoya[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. man

Reference[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒmɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ama

Pronoun[edit]

ama

  1. (archaic) that, as in yon or yonder

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Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama ‎(weak verb, third-person singular past indicative amaði, supine amað)

  1. to trouble

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. present of amar
  2. imperative of amar

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ama m ‎(genitive singular ama, nominative plural amaí)

  1. yoke
  2. (in plural) hames
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama m

  1. genitive singular of am

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ama n-ama hama t-ama
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of amare
  2. second-person singular imperative of amare

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ama

  1. rōmaji reading of あま

Jarai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *ama

Noun[edit]

(classifier čô) ama

  1. father

Kamayurá[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. mother

References[edit]

  • Meinke Salzer (1976), “Fonologia Provisória da Língua Kamayurá”, in Série Linguística, volume 5, pages 131–170

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See hama.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama f ‎(genitive amae); first declension

  1. Alternative spelling of hama
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ama amae
genitive amae amārum
dative amae amīs
accusative amam amās
ablative amā amīs
vocative ama amae

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A regularly conjugated form of amō ‎(I love, verb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

amā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of amō

Novial[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama ‎(past amad, active participle amant, passive participle amat)

  1. to love

Old Norse[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: am‧a

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. to bother

Noun[edit]

ama f (genitive ǫmu, plural ǫmur)

  1. a large amount, a ton

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese ama, from Medieval Latin amma itself either from Ancient Greek, of imitative origin, or an alteration of mamma.

Noun[edit]

ama f (plural amas)

  1. female nurse
  2. female housekeeper
  3. governess
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of amar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of amar

Quechua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ama

  1. (imperative) do not, used with -chu
    Ama mikhuychu!
    Don't eat!

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. old ruin

Declension[edit]


Rade[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *ama

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. father

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama m

  1. genitive singular of àm

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /âma/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ma

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic amma.

Conjunction[edit]

ȁma (Cyrillic spelling а̏ма)

  1. but [from 18th c.]

Synonyms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

(Cyrillic spelling ама)

  1. used to express impatience

Sicilian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of amari
  2. third-person singular present active subjunctive of amari
  3. second-person singular imperative of amari

Somali[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ama

  1. or

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin amma, itself either from Ancient Greek, of imitative origin, or an alteration of mamma.

Noun[edit]

ama f ‎(plural amas, masculine amo)

  1. lady of the house
  2. proprietress
  3. landlady
  4. housekeeper, head maid
  5. nursemaid, nanny
  6. wetnurse
  7. mistress

Usage notes[edit]

  • The feminine noun ama is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el ama
  • However, if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ama

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of amar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of amar.

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَم ‎(ʾam).

Conjunction[edit]

ama

  1. or

Synonyms[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian, compare Fijian tama.

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. father

Thao[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. father

Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. mother
  2. maternal aunt; one's mother's sister
  3. mother-in-law; one's spouse's mother

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish اما ‎(ammâ), from Arabic أَمَّا ‎(ʾammā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [əmə]
  • Hyphenation: a‧ma

Conjunction[edit]

ama

  1. but; however

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. dative singular of am

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Tzotzil[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Zinacantán) IPA(key): /ˈʔämä/

Noun[edit]

ama

  1. flute

References[edit]