मामा

See also: मम and मामी

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Sanskrit माम (māma), from Proto-Dravidian *māma.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /mɑː.mɑː/, [mäː.mäː]

NounEdit

मामा (māmām (feminine मामी, Urdu spelling ماما‎)

  1. maternal uncle

DeclensionEdit


MarathiEdit

NounEdit

मामा (māmām

  1. maternal uncle

NepaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

मामा (māmām

  1. a mother's brother; maternal uncle
  2. (slang) a police officer

DeclensionEdit

Declension of मामा
Singular Plural
nominative मामा (māmā) मामाहरू (māmāharū)
accusative मामालाई (māmālāī) मामाहरूलाई (māmāharūlāī)
instrumental मामाले (māmāle) मामाहरूले (māmāharūle)
dative मामालाई (māmālāī) मामाहरूलाई (māmāharūlāī)
ablative मामाबाट (māmābāṭa) मामाहरूबाट (māmāharūbāṭa)
genitive मामाको (māmāko) मामाहरूको (māmāharūko)
locative मामामा (māmāmā) मामाहरूमा (māmāharūmā)
Notes:
  • -को (-ko) becomes:
    • -का (-kā) when followed by a plural noun.
    • -की (-kī) when followed by a feminine noun.

Further readingEdit

  • मामा”, in नेपाली बृहत् शब्दकोश (Nepālī Br̥hat Śabdakoś) [Comprehensive Nepali Dictionary], Kathmandu: Nepal Academy, 2018
  • Schmidt, Ruth L. (1993), “मामा”, in A Practical Dictionary of Modern Nepali, Ratna Sagar