tata

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English

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Etymology 1

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Probably hypocoristic, circa 1823.

Interjection

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tata

  1. Alternative form of ta ta

Etymology 2

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Probably ultimately from baby-talk and related to teat, tit. Possibly borrowed through French tette, of Germanic origin, and/or Old English titt. Compare Dutch tiet and German Zitze.

Pronunciation

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  • Audio (US):(file)

Noun

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tata (plural tatas)

  1. (slang) Alternative form of ta-ta (breast)

Anagrams

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Aeka

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Noun

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tata

  1. paternal aunt

References

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Greenhill, Simon (2017). "Language: Aeka". TransNewGuinea.org - database of the languages of New Guinea. Retrieved July 7, 2017.

Amanab

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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tata

  1. pig

References

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  • Andy Minch. Amanab grammar essentials. 1992.

Bikol Central

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Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /taˈta/ [taˈta]

Noun

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tatá

  1. (uncommon) door
    Synonyms: puwerta, pinto

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Cebuano

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Etymology 1

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Compare tatay.

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈtata/ [ˈt̪a.t̪ɐ]
  • Rhymes: -a

Noun

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tata

  1. a familiar address to one's father

Etymology 2

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Reduplication of ta, from initial clipping of bata.

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /taˈta/ [t̪ɐˈt̪a]
  • Rhymes: -a

Noun

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tata

  1. (childish) a familiar address to a child

Etymology 3

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Compare tastas

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈtataʔ/ [ˈt̪a.t̪ɐʔ]
  • Rhymes: -a

Verb

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tata

  1. to wear out

Central Huasteca Nahuatl

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Noun

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tata

  1. father.

Central Tarahumara

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Noun

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tata

  1. father

Chavacano

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Etymology

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Inherited from Spanish tata (daddy).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtata/, [ˈt̪a.t̪a]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta

Noun

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tata

  1. father

Classical Nahuatl

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Etymology

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Perhaps imitative, though compare tahtli (father) and Spanish taita (dad).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tata (animate)

  1. A child's word for his father; dad, daddy.

Synonyms

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References

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  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, pages 11v, 91r

Crimean Tatar

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Noun

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tata

  1. elder sister

French

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Etymology

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Expressive variant of tante (aunt)

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tata f (plural tatas)

  1. (childish) auntie
    Les enfants, aujourd’hui on va voir tata !
    Kids, today we're going to see auntie!

Noun

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tata m (plural tatas)

  1. (chiefly Canada, vulgar) imbecile, idiot, bastard, wanker, dickhead

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Fula

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Noun

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tata o (plural tataaji ɗi) (ka)

  1. (Pular, Pulaar) tata (a defensive city wall)

References

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Guaraní

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Noun

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tata

  1. fire

Hungarian

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒtɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • Rhymes: -tɒ

Noun

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tata (plural taták)

  1. (possibly offensive) uncle, old man, fogey (used to speak of or address old men humorously or disparagingly)
  2. (informal, dialectal) father, dad

Declension

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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tata taták
accusative tatát tatákat
dative tatának tatáknak
instrumental tatával tatákkal
causal-final tatáért tatákért
translative tatává tatákká
terminative tatáig tatákig
essive-formal tataként tatákként
essive-modal
inessive tatában tatákban
superessive tatán tatákon
adessive tatánál tatáknál
illative tatába tatákba
sublative tatára tatákra
allative tatához tatákhoz
elative tatából tatákból
delative tatáról tatákról
ablative tatától tatáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
tatáé tatáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tatáéi tatákéi
Possessive forms of tata
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tatám tatáim
2nd person sing. tatád tatáid
3rd person sing. tatája tatái
1st person plural tatánk tatáink
2nd person plural tatátok tatáitok
3rd person plural tatájuk tatáik

Further reading

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  • tata in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Indonesian

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Etymology

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From Malay tata, from Javanese ꦠꦠ (tata), from Old Javanese tatā (arrangement, ordering; fixed order, rule), from Pali tathā (in this way), from Sanskrit तथा (tathā, in that manner). Doublet of titi.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈta.ta]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta

Noun

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tata (first-person possessive tataku, second-person possessive tatamu, third-person possessive tatanya)

  1. order
  2. arrangement
  3. system

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Compounds

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Further reading

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Italian

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Etymology

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From Latin tata.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈta.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ata
  • Hyphenation: tà‧ta

Noun

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tata f (plural tate)

  1. governess (or any young woman looking after children)
  2. big sister

Anagrams

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Javanese

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Verb

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tata

  1. (to put) in an orderly arrangement.

Derived terms

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Kituba

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Noun

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tata

  1. father

Latin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Italic *tata, from Proto-Indo-European *tata-, ultimately onomatopoeic, mimicking baby talk.

Compare the similar atta, and also Cornish tat, tas, Breton tad and Breton tata, Ancient Greek τατᾶ (tatâ), τέττα (tétta), Bulgarian та́тко (tátko), Sanskrit तात (tāta), Kamkata-viri tót, , Tregami tát, Waigali tati.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tata m (genitive tatae); first declension

  1. dad, daddy, a term used by children for their father

Declension

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tata tatae
Genitive tatae tatārum
Dative tatae tatīs
Accusative tatam tatās
Ablative tatā tatīs
Vocative tata tatae

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  • Eastern Romance:
    • Aromanian: tatã, tati
    • Istro-Romanian: tåtĕ
    • Megleno-Romanian: tată
    • Romanian: tată (father, dad)
  • Italo-Dalmatian:
  • Old Occitan:
    • Old Catalan: taita (dad)
      • Catalan: tata (dad, brother) (dialectal)
  • Rhaeto-Romance:
    • Romansch: tat (grandfather) (dialectal)
  • Gallo-Romance:
  • West Iberian:

References

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Lingala

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Noun

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tata class 1 (plural batata class 2)

  1. father
  2. man

Marshallese

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Pronunciation

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  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [tˠɑːdˠɑ], (enunciated) [tˠɑ tˠɑ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /tˠæɰtˠæɰ/
  • Bender phonemes: {tahtah}

Determiner

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tata

  1. superlative particle; most

References

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Mauritian Creole

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Tamil தாத்தா (tāttā).

Noun

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tata

  1. grandfather
    Synonym: granper

Etymology 2

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From kaka, from French caca.

Noun

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tata

  1. (usually childish) poo, excrement

Verb

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tata (medial form tata)

  1. (usually childish) to poo, defecate

Mbyá Guaraní

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Etymology

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Cognate with Guaraní tata.

Noun

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tata

  1. fire

Mòcheno

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Etymology

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From Italian tata, from Latin tata (dad, daddy), of onomatopoeic origin.

Noun

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tata m

  1. father

References

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Neapolitan

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Etymology

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From Latin tata.

Noun

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tata

  1. father, dad

Synonyms

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Papiamentu

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Etymology

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From Spanish tata.

Noun

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tata

  1. father

Phuthi

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Verb

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-tata

  1. to hurry

Inflection

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Polish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *tata.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈta.ta/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ata
  • Syllabification: ta‧ta

Noun

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tata m pers

  1. (informal) dad
    Synonyms: tato, ojciec

Declension

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Derived terms

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noun

Further reading

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  • tata in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tata in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Quechua

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Noun

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tata

  1. mister
  2. father

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Raga

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Etymology

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Compare Tagalog tatay.

Noun

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tata

  1. father

Salar

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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tata

  1. to gather

References

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  • Tenishev, Edhem (1976) “tata”, in Stroj salárskovo jazyká [Grammar of Salar], Moscow, page 46

Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *tata.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /tâta/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta

Noun

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tȁta m (Cyrillic spelling та̏та)

  1. dad, daddy
    Synonym: ćaća
Declension
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Further reading

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  • tata” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

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tata (Cyrillic spelling тата)

  1. genitive/accusative singular of tat

Slavomolisano

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Etymology

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From Serbo-Croatian tata.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tata m

  1. dad, father

Declension

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References

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  • Walter Breu and Giovanni Piccoli (2000), Dizionario croato molisano di Acquaviva Collecroce: Dizionario plurilingue della lingua slava della minoranza di provenienza dalmata di Acquaviva Collecroce in Provincia di Campobasso (Parte grammaticale)., pp. 394

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtata/ [ˈt̪a.t̪a]
  • Rhymes: -ata
  • Syllabification: ta‧ta

Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Latin tata. Compare taita.

Noun

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tata m (plural tatas)

  1. (colloquial, Latin America, Philippines) daddy; dad, a term used by children for their father
  2. (colloquial) nanny
    Synonyms: niñera, criada
  3. (colloquial, Chile) grandfather, a term used by children for their grandfather
    Synonym: abuelo
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Derived terms
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Etymology 2

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Feminine form of tato.

Noun

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tata f (plural tatas, masculine tato, masculine plural tatos)

  1. (colloquial) big sister

Etymology 3

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From teta.

Noun

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tata f (plural tatas)

  1. (colloquial, vulgar, chiefly in the plural) breasts

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Swahili

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Etymology

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From Proto-Bantu *-tat- (to entangle, be entangled).

Pronunciation

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Verb

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-tata (infinitive kutata)

  1. to tangle

Conjugation

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Conjugation of -tata
Positive present -natata
Subjunctive -tate
Negative -tati
Imperative singular tata
Infinitives
Positive kutata
Negative kutotata
Imperatives
Singular tata
Plural tateni
Tensed forms
Habitual hutata
Positive past positive subject concord + -litata
Negative past negative subject concord + -kutata
Positive present (positive subject concord + -natata)
Singular Plural
1st person ninatata/natata tunatata
2nd person unatata mnatata
3rd person m-wa(I/II) anatata wanatata
other classes positive subject concord + -natata
Negative present (negative subject concord + -tati)
Singular Plural
1st person sitati hatutati
2nd person hutati hamtati
3rd person m-wa(I/II) hatati hawatati
other classes negative subject concord + -tati
Positive future positive subject concord + -tatata
Negative future negative subject concord + -tatata
Positive subjunctive (positive subject concord + -tate)
Singular Plural
1st person nitate tutate
2nd person utate mtate
3rd person m-wa(I/II) atate watate
other classes positive subject concord + -tate
Negative subjunctive positive subject concord + -sitate
Positive present conditional positive subject concord + -ngetata
Negative present conditional positive subject concord + -singetata
Positive past conditional positive subject concord + -ngalitata
Negative past conditional positive subject concord + -singalitata
Gnomic (positive subject concord + -atata)
Singular Plural
1st person natata twatata
2nd person watata mwatata
3rd person m-wa(I/II) atata watata
m-mi(III/IV) watata yatata
ji-ma(V/VI) latata yatata
ki-vi(VII/VIII) chatata vyatata
n(IX/X) yatata zatata
u(XI) watata see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) kwatata
pa(XVI) patata
mu(XVIII) mwatata
Perfect positive subject concord + -metata
"Already" positive subject concord + -meshatata
"Not yet" negative subject concord + -jatata
"If/When" positive subject concord + -kitata
"If not" positive subject concord + -sipotata
Consecutive katata / positive subject concord + -katata
Consecutive subjunctive positive subject concord + -katate
Object concord (indicative positive)
Singular Plural
1st person -nitata -tutata
2nd person -kutata -watata/-kutateni/-watateni
3rd person m-wa(I/II) -mtata -watata
m-mi(III/IV) -utata -itata
ji-ma(V/VI) -litata -yatata
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -kitata -vitata
n(IX/X) -itata -zitata
u(XI) -utata see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -kutata
pa(XVI) -patata
mu(XVIII) -mutata
Reflexive -jitata
Relative forms
General positive (positive subject concord + (object concord) + -tata- + relative marker)
Singular Plural
m-wa(I/II) -tataye -tatao
m-mi(III/IV) -tatao -tatayo
ji-ma(V/VI) -tatalo -tatayo
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -tatacho -tatavyo
n(IX/X) -tatayo -tatazo
u(XI) -tatao see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -tatako
pa(XVI) -tatapo
mu(XVIII) -tatamo
Other forms (subject concord + tense marker + relative marker + (object concord) + -tata)
Singular Plural
m-wa(I/II) -yetata -otata
m-mi(III/IV) -otata -yotata
ji-ma(V/VI) -lotata -yotata
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -chotata -vyotata
n(IX/X) -yotata -zotata
u(XI) -otata see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -kotata
pa(XVI) -potata
mu(XVIII) -motata
Some forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Derived terms

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Noun

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tata

  1. plural of utata

Tagalog

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Etymology 1

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Possibly borrowed from Philippine Spanish tata (daddy), compare tatay.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tata (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜆ)

  1. (archaic) term of address used for one's father
    Synonyms: tatay, tatang, itay, tay, ama, amang, papa
  2. (archaic) respectful term of address used for an older man
    Synonyms: manong, mang, mama
  3. (dialectal) term of address used for an uncle
    Synonyms: tiyo, tito
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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tatà or tatâ (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜆ)

  1. small, thin cut made on the edge of something to indicate a mark or sign (as in measuring or counting)
    Synonyms: gatgat, gatla, tiyab, gatlang
  2. cut used as a foothold in climbing (made on the trunk of a tree, on a steep rock, etc.)
    Synonyms: bakat, uka, kutab
  3. (obsolete) act of splitting by marking (as when one splits the husk to make a coconut a drinking vessel)
  4. (obsolete) tree with several cut marks
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Etymology 3

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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tatá (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜆ)

  1. (obsolete) shriek of a mouse
Derived terms
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Etymology 4

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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tatâ (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜆ)

  1. (obsolete) name of the Baybayin letter , corresponding to "ta"

See also

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Further reading

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  • tata”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • San Buena Ventura, Fr. Pedro de (1613) Juan de Silva, editor, Vocabulario de lengua tagala: El romance castellano puesto primero[1], La Noble Villa de Pila
    • page 156: “Chillar) Tata (pc) el raton”
    • page 564: “T) Tata (pc) letra que vſa el [Tagalo en] ſu. A.b.c .|. tata yaon .|. . gumava ca dito nang tata ſa iniong ſulat, haz aqui vna .t. de bueſtra eſcritura, ſaſa yari indi tata. s. es eſta [que no] t.”

Anagrams

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Tarifit

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

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tata f (Tifinagh spelling ⵜⴰⵜⴰ, plural tatiwin)

  1. chameleon

Ternate

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Etymology 1

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May be the same as the second etymology.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tata

  1. a splint

Etymology 2

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May be the same as the first etymology.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tata (Jawi تاتة)

  1. a kind of cylindrical basket generally made of bamboo strips, historically used to transport fruit and betel nut

References

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  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tetum

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Verb

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tata

  1. to bite

Thao

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Thao cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : tata

Etymology

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From Proto-Austronesian *əsa.

Numeral

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tata

  1. one

Synonyms

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Tokelauan

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈta.ta]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta

Etymology 1

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From Proto-Polynesian *te-qa-ta.

Determiner

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tata

  1. (alienable, definite) my
Usage notes
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  • tata is commonly used in place of taku to arouse the listener’s sympathy about some predicament that one is in.
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Etymology 2

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From Proto-Polynesian *tata. Cognates include Tuvaluan tata and Samoan tata.

Noun

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tata

  1. A kind of fish trap, consisting of a wooden frame that can be closed by pulling a rope.

References

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  • R. Simona, editor (1986), Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 375

Yogad

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Etymology

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Akin to Ibanag tadday.

Numeral

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tatá

  1. one

Yoruba

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Tata

Etymology

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Of ideophonic origin

Pronunciation

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Noun

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tata

  1. grasshopper
    Synonyms: aláǹpara, ẹlẹ́ǹgà, edólo, kòkòrò