madre

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See also: madré and mądre

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māter, mātre (mother, matron).

Noun[edit]

madre f (plural madres)

  1. mother
    Synonym: ma

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish madre, from Latin mātre, singular ablative of māter (mother, matron), matris, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧dre

Noun[edit]

madre

  1. a nun

Synonyms[edit]


Chavacano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish madre.

Noun[edit]

madre

  1. nun

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese madre, from Latin māter, mātrem (mother, matron).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

madre f (plural madres)

  1. (formal) mother
    Synonym: nai
  2. riverbed
    • c1300, R. Martínez López (ed.), General Estoria. Versión gallega del siglo XIV. Oviedo: Archivum, page 183:
      et nõ colle as agoas nẽ as torna aa madre ata quea noyte nõ aja as oras ygoães cõ odia. Et em esta rrazõ sobre este lugar da fonte do Nylo achamos que ouverõ [hũus] dos auçiaos hũa créénça vãa: queo cresçer da fonte do Nylo donde el sal por las terras et rrega as herdades, diziam que aquel cresçer quelle [vyña] daquelas neves de Etiopia
      and [the Nile] doesn't take the waters nor return them to the riverbed till the night has its hours equal to that of the day. Because of this, about this place of the source of the Nile, we find that some of the old scholars had a vain belief: that the flooding of the Nile's source, where it springs from the earth and waters the fields, was due to the snows of Ethiopia
  3. kernel of a cable
  4. (fishing) main line (in longline fishing the central line to which the branch lines with baits are attached)
    Synonym: estrallo
  5. tartar
    Synonym: sarro
  6. (also in the plural) womb; placenta
    Synonym: empreñadeira
  7. (games) base, safe place, haven
  8. (Catholicism, formal) nun

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • madre” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • madre” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • madre” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • madre” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • madre” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the older form matre, from Latin māter, mātrem, from Proto-Italic *mātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.dre/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -adre
  • Hyphenation: mà‧dre

Noun[edit]

madre f (plural madri)

  1. mother

Adjective[edit]

madre (invariable)

  1. (relational) mother
    lavoratrice madreworking mother (literally, “mother worker”)
  2. that constitutes the origin of subsequent facts and phenomena
    causa madreroot cause
    • 2020 October 1, Massimo Basile, “Misogini, anti-immigrati, suprematisti: chi sono i Proud Boys sdoganati da Trump [Misogynists, suprematists: who are the Proud Boys legitimated by Trump]”, in la Repubblica[1]:
      Si può far parte a vari livelli, da urlare in pubblico slogan pro occidente a farsi tatuare il nome Proud Boys fino alla prova madre: partecipare a scontri.
      You can be a part of it at various levels, from yelling pro-Western slogans in public to tattooing the name Proud Boys all the way to the principal test: participating in clashes.

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • madre in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication
  • madre in Collins Italian-English Dictionary

Anagrams[edit]


Ladino[edit]

Noun[edit]

madre f (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling מאדרי‎)

  1. mother

Coordinate terms[edit]


Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mātrem, accusative singular of māter (mother, matron), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

madre f

  1. mother

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: madre
  • Portuguese: madre

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese madre, from Latin mātrem, singular accusative of māter (mother, matron), from Proto-Italic *mātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr. Cognate of mãe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

madre f (plural madres)

  1. mother (nun)
    Madre superiora.Mother superior.
  2. womb
  3. mold

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mātrem, singular accusative of māter (mother, matron), from Proto-Italic *mātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr. Compare English matron.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmadɾe/, [ˈma.ð̞ɾe]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

madre f (plural madres)

  1. mother
    Synonym: mamá
    Antonym: padre
  2. (figuratively) mother (source or origin)
    Synonyms: causa, raíz, origen
  3. (Christianity) mother (nun)
  4. (hydrology) riverbed
    Synonyms: álveo, cauce, lecho
  5. dregs (of a drink)
  6. (Mexico, colloquial, vulgar, slang) thing

Derived terms[edit]

(diminutive madrecita) (augmentative madraza)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧dre

Noun[edit]

madre (plural mga madre)

  1. nun