umama

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Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mààmá.

Noun[edit]

úmáma class 1a (plural ómáma class 2a)

  1. mother

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From u- +‎ mama.

Noun[edit]

umama (u class, no plural)

  1. motherhood, maternity

Coordinate terms[edit]


Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mààmá.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

úmamá class 1a (plural ôomamá class 2a)

  1. mom, mother

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mààmá.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

úm̤áma class 1a (plural omama class 2a)

  1. my mother

Inflection[edit]

Class 1a/2a
Singular Plural
Full form umama omama
Locative kumama komama
Singular Plural
Full form umama omama
Simple form mama bomama
Locative kumama komama
Copulative ngumama ngomama
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 kamama okamama womama owomama
Class 2 bakamama abakamama bomama abomama
Class 3 kamama okamama womama owomama
Class 4 kamama ekamama yomama eyomama
Class 5 likamama elikamama lomama elomama
Class 6 kamama akamama omama awomama
Class 7 sikamama esikamama somama esomama
Class 8 zikamama ezikamama zomama ezomama
Class 9 kamama ekamama yomama eyomama
Class 10 zikamama ezikamama zomama ezomama
Class 11 lukamama olukamama lomama olomama
Class 14 bukamama obukamama bomama obomama
Class 15 kukamama okukamama komama okomama
Class 17 kukamama okukamama komama okomama

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