mama

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a reduplication of ma; a trend present in many Indo-European languages, probably with ultimate origin in baby talk; or perhaps representing, in altered form, a continuation of Middle English mome ‎(mother, aunt), from Proto-Germanic *mōmǭ ‎(mother, aunt), from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂-méh₂, reduplication of *méh₂- ‎(mother), related to German Muhme ‎(aunt), Latin mamma ‎(mother, nurse), Irish mam ‎(mother), Lithuanian mama, moma ‎(mother).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama ‎(plural mamas)

  1. (hypocoristic, usually childish) Mother, female parent.

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Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Aukan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English mama.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother
  2. woman

Synonyms[edit]

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Aymara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother
  2. Mrs., mistress (general respectful address for married women).
    tatanak mamanaka
    ladies and gentlemen

Chinook Jargon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English or French mama.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother

Synonyms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (with regards to gender): papa

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f ‎(plural mama's, diminutive mamaatje n)

  1. mama, mother
    Mama, ik heb honger!
    Mommy, I’m hungry!

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Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. grandmother

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

mama

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

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɒmɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun[edit]

mama ‎(plural mamák)

  1. mom

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative mama mamák
accusative mamát mamákat
dative mamának mamáknak
instrumental mamával mamákkal
causal-final mamáért mamákért
translative mamává mamákká
terminative mamáig mamákig
essive-formal mamaként mamákként
essive-modal
inessive mamában mamákban
superessive mamán mamákon
adessive mamánál mamáknál
illative mamába mamákba
sublative mamára mamákra
allative mamához mamákhoz
elative mamából mamákból
delative mamáról mamákról
ablative mamától mamáktól
Possessive forms of mama
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. mamám mamáim
2nd person sing. mamád mamáid
3rd person sing. mamája mamái
1st person plural mamánk mamáink
2nd person plural mamátok mamáitok
3rd person plural mamájuk mamáik

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Derived terms[edit]


Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama (plural mamai)

  1. mama, mom, mommy, mum

Synonyms[edit]


Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma.

Noun[edit]

mama f

  1. mom, mamma, mother

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Krisa[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mama

  1. you

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f ‎(plural mamos)

  1. mother

Declension[edit]

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f ‎(diminutive maminka)

  1. mother, mom

Declension[edit]


Maquiritari[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother (used when addressing one’s mother, but not when referring to her)

References[edit]

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).

Martuthunira[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother

References[edit]

  • Dench, Alan Charles. 1995. Martuthunira: A Language of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Series C-125.

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother

Panyjima[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. Father; paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dench, Alan (1991). "Panyjima", in R.M.W. Dixon and Barry J. Blake: The Handbook of Australian Languages, Volume 4. Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia, 125–244.

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. father
  2. father’s older brother or close male friend; uncle
  3. god

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f

  1. mum

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • mama in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma. Compare Italian mammella, French mamelle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (human) breast, bosom
  2. (animal) udder, teat

Verb[edit]

mama

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of mamar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of mamar

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother
  2. madam, lady
  3. (figurative) nest, home
  4. (geology) vein
  5. (mathematics) matrix

Declension[edit]

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Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of mamă.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mâma/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun[edit]

mȁma f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ма̏ма)

  1. mom

Declension[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f ‎(declension pattern of žena)

  1. mama

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • mama in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma.

Noun[edit]

mama f ‎(plural mamas)

  1. breast, mamma

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

mama

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

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama (n class, plural mama)

  1. mother (female parent)
  2. Respectful term of address for an older woman.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • baba ‎(father)

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English mama

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:20 (translation here):
      Man i kolim meri bilong em Iv, long wanem, em i tumbuna mama bilong olgeta manmeri.

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama ‎(definite accusative mamayı, plural mamalar)

  1. baby food
  2. food (in child's language)

Declension[edit]


Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma. Compare Italian mamma.

Noun[edit]

mama f (plural mame)

  1. mother
  2. mum, mummy

Wanyi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Guugu Yimidhirr mayi.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. (vegetable-based) food

References[edit]

  • Mary Laughren, Rob Pensalfini, Tom Mylne, Accounting for verb-initial order in an Australian language, in Verb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages (2005)