mamma

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See also: mammà and måmma

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mamma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma (plural mammae or mammas)

  1. (anatomy) The milk-secreting organ of female humans and other mammals which includes the mammary gland and the nipple or teat; a breast; an udder. (plural: mammae)
  2. (meteorology) an accessory cloud like a mammary in appearance, which can form on the underside of most cloud genera
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative spelling of mama; see further etymology there.

Noun[edit]

mamma (plural mammas)

  1. Alternative spelling of mama: mother.
    • 1856, Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
      The next day Charles had the child brought back. She asked for her mamma. They told her she was away; that she would bring her back some playthings.

Alemannic German[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma

  1. (Gressoney) 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

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑ.maː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mam‧ma

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma f (plural mamma's, diminutive mammaatje n)

  1. Alternative form of mama.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mamma.

Noun[edit]

mamma f (plural mamma's or mammae)

  1. mamma, breast
    Synonym: borst

Usage notes[edit]

Most people will use this word as an alternative spelling of mama (mother).


Faroese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma f (genitive singular mammu, plural mammur)

  1. mom, mum (colloquial word for mother)
    Hvar er mamma mín?
    Where is my mommy?
    Synonym: móðir

Declension[edit]

Declension of mamma
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative mamma mamman mammur mammurnar
accusative mammu mammuna mammur mammurnar
dative mammu mammuni mammum mammunum
genitive mammu mammunnar mamma mammanna

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma

  1. (dialectal) mama
    Synonym: äiti
  2. (colloquial) An elder, plump woman.
    Synonym: tantta

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mamma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative mamma mammat
genitive mamman mammojen
partitive mammaa mammoja
illative mammaan mammoihin
singular plural
nominative mamma mammat
accusative nom. mamma mammat
gen. mamman
genitive mamman mammojen
mammainrare
partitive mammaa mammoja
inessive mammassa mammoissa
elative mammasta mammoista
illative mammaan mammoihin
adessive mammalla mammoilla
ablative mammalta mammoilta
allative mammalle mammoille
essive mammana mammoina
translative mammaksi mammoiksi
instructive mammoin
abessive mammatta mammoitta
comitative mammoineen

Compounds[edit]


Gilbertese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma (plural mamma)

  1. mammary gland
  2. mummy; mom; mum

Verb[edit]

mamma

  1. to suck the breast

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma f (genitive singular mömmu, nominative plural mömmur)

  1. mom, mum (colloquial word for mother)
    Hvar er mamma mín?
    Where is my mommy?
    Synonym: móðir

Declension[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma (plural mammas)

  1. mamma

Related terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma.

Noun[edit]

mamma f (plural mamme)

  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)
  2. mother

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • mamma in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μάμμη (mámmē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma f (genitive mammae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) a breast
    Puero isti da mammam.
    Give that boy of yours your breast.
  2. (anatomy) an udder; a pap
  3. (anatomy, of animals) a teat, a dug
    Mammam sugere.
    To suck on a breast.
  4. (family) mama (a childish name for a mother in the language of children)
    Cum cibum ac potionem buas ac papas vocent, matrem mammam, patrem tatam.
    Since children call food and drink bua and papa, mother mamma and father tata.
  5. (transferred meaning) a protuberance on tree bark

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term was used especially of females, but also of males- although rarely:
    Mammas homo solus e maribus habet.
    Among male animals, man alone has breasts.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mamma mammae
Genitive mammae mammārum
Dative mammae mammīs
Accusative mammam mammās
Ablative mammā mammīs
Vocative mamma mammae

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma f (4th declension)

  1. mum
  2. mother

Declension[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma m (definite singular mammaen, indefinite plural mammaer, definite plural mammaene)

  1. mother
    Synonym: mor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

“mamma” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma f (definite singular mammaa, indefinite plural mammaer, definite plural mammaene)

  1. mother
    Synonym: mor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

“mamma” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma n

  1. a vital spot of the body
  2. nerve center

Declension[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mamma.

Noun[edit]

mamma f (plural mammas)

  1. mother

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (with regards to gender): bab
  • (with regards to ancestry): figl, figlia

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mamma c

  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)
    Synonyms: mor, moder, morsa (slang)
    Antonym: pappa

Declension[edit]

Declension of mamma 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mamma mamman mammor mammorna
Genitive mammas mammans mammors mammornas