μάμμη

See also: μαμμή

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back formed from the onomatopoeic baby-talk μᾰ́μμᾰ (mámma).[1]

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

μᾰ́μμη (mámmēf (genitive μᾰ́μμης); first declension

  1. mamma, mammy
  2. mother's breast
  3. (later) grandmother
    Synonym: τήθη (tḗthē)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Byzantine Greek: [Term?]
    • Greek: μάμμη (mámmi, grandmother)
    • Romani: mami (grandmother)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “μάμμη”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 899

Further readingEdit


GreekEdit

NounEdit

μάμμη (mámmif (plural μάμμες)

  1. (dialect) grandmother

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit