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mater

See also: mäter

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin māter (mother), partly via late-Middle English matere.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mater (plural maters or matres)

  1. (UK slang, now chiefly archaic or humorous)[1] Mother.
    • 1919, P. G. Wodehouse, ‎A Damsel in Distress‎, page 100:
      Their maters are all pals of my mater, and I don’t want to get them into trouble for aiding and abetting my little show, if you understand what I mean.
    • 1997, Colleen McCullough, Caesar’s Women‎, page 17:
      Mater, you look well.” / “I am well. And you,” she said in that dryly prosaic deep voice of hers, “look healed.”

Etymology 2Edit

mate +‎ -er [2]

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NounEdit

mater (plural maters)

  1. (biology)[2] Someone or something that mates.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 mater, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision; March 2009)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 mater, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft entry; March 2001)

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FrenchEdit

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VerbEdit

mater

  1. to make rigid
  2. checkmate
  3. (slang) to ogle, to check out, to watch (eg. an attractive person)

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *mātēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr. Cognates include Proto-Slavic *mati (thence Russian мать (mat’)), Persian مادر (mâdar), Mycenaean Greek 𐀔𐀳𐀩 (ma-te-re), and Sanskrit मातृ (mātṛ).

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NounEdit

māter f (genitive mātris); third declension

  1. mother (female parent)
  2. mother (source, origin)
  3. matron of a house
  4. honorific title
  5. woman
  6. nurse
  7. motherland

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative māter mātrēs
genitive mātris mātrum
dative mātrī mātribus
accusative mātrem mātrēs
ablative mātre mātribus
vocative māter mātrēs

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

mater

  1. present tense of mate

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

mater

  1. accusative singular form of mati

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic; cognate with Latin mater and Sanskrit मातृ (mātR)

NounEdit

mater f

irregular declension
  1. mother

DeclensionEdit

Singular Plural
nominative mater matere
genitive matere materi
dative materi materiam
accusative mater matere
vocative mater matere
locative materi materiach
instrumental materou materami

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