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মেকুৰী পোৱালিৰ সৈতে সিহঁতৰ মায়েক।
mekuri püalir xoite xihõtor mayek.
Kittens with their mother.

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Early Assamese মাৱ (mawo), from Prakrit 𑀫𑀸𑀬𑀸 (māyā), from Sanskrit माता (mātā). Doublet of মাতৃ (matri).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

মা (ma)

  1. mother, mom
    Synonyms: আই (ai), আম্মা (amma)

Kinship declensionEdit


BengaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ma/, [ma]
    • (file)

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Prakrit 𑀫𑀸𑀬𑀸 (māyā), from Sanskrit माता (mātā).

NounEdit

মা (ma)

  1. mother, Mom
    তোর মা কোথায়?
    tor ma kothaẏ?
    Where's your mother?

InflectionEdit

Inflection of মা
nominative মা
ma
objective মাকে
make
genitive মার
mar
Indefinite forms
nominative মা
ma
objective মাকে
make
genitive মার
mar
Definite forms
singular plural
nominative মাটা, মাটি
maṭa (colloquial), maṭi (formal)
মারা
mara
objective মাটাকে, মাটিকে
maṭake (colloquial), maṭike (formal)
মাদের(কে)
mader(ke)
genitive মাটার, মাটির
maṭar (colloquial), maṭir (formal)
মাদের
mader
Objective Note: In some dialects -রে (-re) marks this case instead of -কে (-ke).

Old BengaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Sanskrit मा (mā́), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *maH, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁ (prohibitive particle).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

মা ()

  1. prohibitive particle: ne, not

Further readingEdit

  • Chatterji, Suniti Kumar (1926) The Origin and Development of the Bengali Language[1], volume 1, Calcutta: Calcutta University Press, page 262