mam

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See also: Mam, mám, mắm, and m-am

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly either conserved from or influenced by earlier Brythonic language.

Noun[edit]

mam ‎(plural mams)

  1. (informal and colloquial) Diminutive of mother.

Usage notes[edit]

Used in place of mum or ma in Northumbrian dialects such as Geordie, as well as throughout Ireland and Liverpool, and the South Wales valleys; the Welsh word for mother is mam.

References[edit]

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]

Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English ma'am, contraction of madam.

Noun[edit]

mam

  1. An address to a female superior.
  2. An address to a female teacher.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mam c ‎(plural mammen, diminutive mammetje n)

  1. mother

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Compare Old Irish muimme(foster mother), Proto-Celtic *mammā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mam f ‎(genitive singular maime, nominative plural mamanna)

  1. mam, mum, mom

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mam mham unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

mam

  1. rafsi of mamta.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mam

  1. first-person singular present of měś

Derived terms[edit]


Luxembourgish[edit]

Contraction[edit]

mam

  1. contraction of mat + dem; with the

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognates include West Frisian mem.

Noun[edit]

mam f ‎(plural mamen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) mother
    mam an aatj
    mother and father

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mam

  1. first-person singular present of mieć

Noun[edit]

mam

  1. genitive plural of mama

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mam ‎(Cyrillic spelling мам)

  1. (Kajkavian) right now
  2. (Kajkavian) immediately

Related terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mam m, f ‎(plural mames)

  1. Mam (of or pertaining to the Mam people)
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Noun[edit]

mam m ‎(uncountable)

  1. Mam (language)

mam m, f ‎(plural mam or mames)

  1. Mam

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *mamm, from Proto-Celtic *mammā, a baby talk word replacing Proto-Celtic *mātīr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mam f (plural mamau)

  1. mother
  2. ancestress
  3. dam
  4. queen bee

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • mab(son)
  • merch(daughter)
  • tad(father)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
mam fam unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Wemba-Wemba[edit]

Noun[edit]

mam

  1. father