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mamma

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin mamma.

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NounEdit

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
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Etymology 2Edit

Alternative spelling of mama or momma.

NounEdit

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.

DutchEdit

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NounEdit

mamma f (plural mamma's or mammae)

  1. (anatomy) mamma, breast

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Usage notesEdit

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


FaroeseEdit

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NounEdit

mamma f (genitive singular mammu, plural mammur)

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

DeclensionEdit

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

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

mamma

  1. (dialectal) mama
  2. (colloquial) An elder, plump woman.

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GilberteseEdit

NounEdit

mamma (plural mamma)

  1. mammary gland.
  2. mummy; mom; mum

VerbEdit

mamma

  1. to suck the breast.

IcelandicEdit

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NounEdit

mamma f (genitive singular mömmu, nominative plural mömmur)

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

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

NounEdit

mamma f (plural mamme)

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

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LatinEdit

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NounEdit

mamma f (genitive mammae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) a breast
    Puero isti date 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

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mamma mammae
genitive mammae mammārum
dative mammae mammīs
accusative mammam mammās
ablative mammā mammīs
vocative mamma mammae

Usage notesEdit

  • This term was used especially of females, but also of males- although rarely:
    Mammas homo solus e maribus habet.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. mother

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. mother

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RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

NounEdit

mamma f (plural mammas)

  1. mother

Coordinate termsEdit

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

SwedishEdit

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mamma c

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

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