maman

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French memmen, from baby talk, possibly influenced by Latin mamma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.mɑ̃/
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Noun[edit]

maman f (plural mamans)

  1. (informal or childish) mummy, mom, mum
    Synonym: mère
    Au revoir, maman, je t'appelle demain.
    Bye, mom, I'll call you tomorrow.
    Pleure pas, mon chéri, maman est là.
    Don't cry, sweetie; mommy's here.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: manman
  • Portuguese: mamã

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

maman

  1. third-person plural present indicative of mamar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

maman

  1. third-person plural present indicative of mamar

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

maman

  1. second-person singular possessive of mama

Yami[edit]

Noun[edit]

maman

  1. betel pot