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father's elder brother; senior; paternal elder uncle; eldest of brothers; respectful form of address
female; mother
simp. and trad.
(伯母)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

伯母

  1. paternal aunt (wife of father's elder brother)
  2. (polite) A term of address to a woman who is roughly the same age as one's mother, especially the mother of one's friend or colleague.

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 伯母 (“paternal aunt (wife of father's elder brother)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 伯母
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 伯母
Mandarin Beijing 大媽
Taiwan 伯母
Harbin 大娘
Shenyang 大娘
Jinan 大娘
Muping 大媽
Luoyang 大媽, 大娘
Wanrong , 親嬤, 大大
Wanrong (Ronghe)
Xi'an 媽媽
Xuzhou 大娘
Yinchuan 大媽, 親媽 Hui
Lanzhou 禡禡
Ürümqi 嬸嬸
Wuhan 女伯伯, 伯媽, 伯伯
Chengdu 伯娘, 伯母
Guiyang 伯媽
Liuzhou 伯媽, 伯娘
Yangzhou 大媽媽
Nanjing 大媽
Hefei 大大
Nantong 嬤嬤
Cantonese Guangzhou 伯娘
Hong Kong 伯娘
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou) 伯娘
Taishan 阿姆,
Dongguan 伯娘
Yangjiang 阿姆
Xinyi 伯奶
Nanning 伯母, 伯娘
Kuala Lumpur 伯母
Gan Nanchang 母娘, 伯娘
Lichuan 大娘, 大兒
Pingxiang 姆姆
Hakka Meixian 伯姆
Xingning 阿劃
Huidong (Daling) 阿娘
Qujiang 伯姆
Lianshan (Xiaosanjiang) 伯姆
Changting 伯姆
Pingyu 伯姆
Wuping 伯姆
Liancheng 伯姆
Ninghua 姐姐
Yudu 伯奶, 奶奶
Ruijin 娭娭
Shicheng 姐姐
Shangyou 姐姐
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 伯姆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 伯姆
Hsinchu (Hailu) 伯姆
Dongshi (Dabu) 伯姆
Hsinchu (Raoping) 伯姆
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 伯㜷
Hong Kong 阿娘
Sabah 阿娘, 伯娘
Senai 阿娘
Singkawang 伯姆
Huizhou Jixi 媽媽,
Jin Taiyuan 媽媽, , 大娘
Xinzhou 伯娘, 伯娘啊
Min Bei Jian'ou 伯奶, 奶奶
Min Dong Fuzhou 依姆, 姆姆
Fuqing
Matsu 依姆
Min Nan Xiamen 阿姆, 姆仔,
Quanzhou 阿姆, 姆仔,
Zhangzhou 阿姆,
Taipei 阿姆
Kaohsiung 阿姆
Tainan 阿姆
Taichung 阿姆
Wuqi 阿姆
Hsinchu 阿姆
Taitung 阿姆
Lukang 阿姆
Yilan 阿姆
Magong 阿姆
Penang 阿姆,
Singapore 阿姆
Philippines (Manila) 阿姆
Chaozhou 阿姆
Haifeng
Johor Bahru 阿姆
Haikou 伯姩
Leizhou , 尼姆
Pinghua Nanning 伯娘
Wu Shanghai 伯母
Suzhou 姆娒
Hangzhou 大媽媽, 大姆媽
Wenzhou 阿嬤
Chongming 媽媽
Danyang 娘娘
Jinhua 姆媽
Ningbo 阿姆
Xiang Changsha 伯媽, 伯伯
Shuangfeng 伯基
Loudi 伯唧

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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
は > ば
Grade: 2
Irregular

From (o, little) +‎ (ha, mother). The kanji is jukujikun (熟字訓). Compare 小母 (oba).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

伯母 (hiragana おば, rōmaji oba)

  1. an aunt (a parent’s sister or sister-in-law)

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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
はく
Grade: S

Grade: 2
on’yomi

From Chinese 伯母 (paternal aunt)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

伯母 (hiragana はくぼ, rōmaji hakubo)

  1. an aunt (a parent’s sister or sister-in-law)