mama

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally from baby talk. Possibly influenced by 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]


Amis[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. father

Aukan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch mama or English mama.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother
  2. woman
    Synonym: uman

Aymara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

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

Bavarian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. (Timau) mother, mom, mama

References[edit]

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien.

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f (plural mames)

  1. (familiar) mom
  2. (anatomy) mamma
    càncer de mama
    breast cancer

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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. A mother; a (human) female who (a) parents a child (b) gives birth to a baby (c) donates a fertilized egg or (d) donates a body cell which has resulted in a clone. Sometimes used in reference to a pregnant female, possibly as a shortened form of mother-to-be.
    Synonyms: ina, inahan, nanay
  2. A term of address to one's mother, mother-in-law or wife.

Chinook Jargon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English mama or French maman.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother
    Synonym: naha

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (with regards to gender): papa

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑmaː/
  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /mɑˈmaː/
  • Rhymes: -aː

Noun[edit]

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

  1. mama, mother
    Mama, ik heb honger!
    Mommy, I’m hungry!
    Synonyms: ma, mam
    Synonyms: moeder, moe, moeke (Flemish)

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

Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese mama. Cognates with Kabuverdianu mama.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. bosom
  2. breast of a woman

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɒmɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun[edit]

mama (plural mamák)

  1. mom
    Synonym: anya

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

Derived terms[edit]


Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama (plural mamai)

  1. mama, mom, mommy, mum
    Synonym: matro

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma.

Noun[edit]

mama m (genitive singular mama, nominative plural mamaí)

  1. (literary) breast, pap
  2. (anatomy) mamma

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mama mhama not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "mama" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • mama” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “mama” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma.

Noun[edit]

mama f

  1. mom, mamma, mother

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mama

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まま
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ママ

Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese mama.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. bosom
  2. breast of a woman

Krisa[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mama

  1. you

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamà f (plural mãmos) stress pattern 4

  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.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French maman

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hindi मामा (māmā) and Marathi मामा (māmā).

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. uncle
    Synonyms: chacha, tonton

Reference[edit]

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Mòcheno[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama ?

  1. mother

References[edit]

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien.

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mama

  1. genitive and dative singular of ahaṃ (me)

Panyjima[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. father
    Synonym: papu
  2. paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother

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.

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch mama.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother

Pitjantjatjara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. father
    Synonym: punari
  2. father’s older brother or close male friend; uncle
    Synonym: mama puḻka
  3. god

Derived terms[edit]


Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f

  1. mum

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[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]

Derived terms[edit]

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Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of mamă.

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma, from Ancient Greek μάμμη (mámmē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f (plural mamas) (Limba Sarda Comuna)

  1. mother

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mȁma f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏ма)

  1. mom

Declension[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f (genitive singular mamy, nominative plural mamy, genitive plural mám, declension pattern of žena)

  1. mama

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[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]


Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. a term used in referring to, or in addressing, a male unknown to the speaker

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish mamá, adapted from French maman.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. (colloquial, familiar, childish) mum, mom

Pronunciation 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. betel chewing

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English mama.

Noun[edit]

mama

  1. mother
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 3:20:
    Antonym: papa

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]

Inflection
Nominative mama
Definite accusative mamayı
Singular Plural
Nominative mama mamalar
Definite accusative mamayı mamaları
Dative mamaya mamalara
Locative mamada mamalarda
Ablative mamadan mamalardan
Genitive mamanın mamaların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular mamam mamalarım
2nd singular maman mamaların
3rd singular maması mamaları
1st plural mamamız mamalarımız
2nd plural mamanız mamalarınız
3rd plural mamaları mamaları

Upper Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mama f (diminutive mamička or mamimka)

  1. mama, mommy, mum

Declension[edit]

Related terms[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)