See also: 阿妈

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ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Pronunciation 1Edit

 
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
mother; mama
trad. (阿媽)
simp. (阿妈)

Note: Āmā is for the proper noun.
NounEdit

阿媽

  1. (regional) mom; mum; mummy
  2. (regional) woman servant, amah
Proper nounEdit

阿媽

  1. (religion) "Mummy", an epithet of the Fujianese sea goddess Mazu - 媽祖妈祖 (Māzǔ).

Pronunciation 2Edit

 
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
mother; mama
trad. (阿媽)
simp. (阿妈)
alt. forms 阿嬤阿嬷
俺媽俺妈
俺嬤俺嬷

NounEdit

阿媽

  1. (regional, Min Nan) grandmother
  2. (regional, Min Nan) elderly woman
HyponymsEdit
  • (grandmother):
Dialectal synonyms of 祖母 (“paternal grandmother”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 祖母
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 祖母
Mandarin Beijing 奶奶
Taiwan 奶奶
Jinan 奶奶
Xi'an
Wuhan 婆婆奶奶
Chengdu 婆婆奶奶
Yangzhou 奶奶
Hefei 奶奶
Cantonese Guangzhou 嫲嫲阿嫲
Hong Kong 嫲嫲阿嫲
Taishan 阿人
Yangjiang 阿婆阿嫲
Gan Nanchang 奶奶婆婆
Hakka Meixian 阿婆
Xingning 阿婆
Huidong (Huizhou) 阿婆
Qujiang 娭姐
Xiaosanjiang 阿婆
Changting 娭姐
Pingyu 阿婆
Ruijin 奶奶
Shicheng
Shangyou 奶奶
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿婆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿婆阿嬤
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿婆
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿婆阿奶
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿嬤阿婆
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿媽
Jin Taiyuan 奶奶
Min Bei Jian'ou 嫲嫲奶奶
Min Dong Fuzhou 依媽
Min Nan Xiamen 阿媽俺媽內媽
Quanzhou 媽仔俺媽內媽
Zhangzhou 阿媽姆媽內媽
Taipei 阿媽內媽
Kaohsiung 阿媽內媽
Tainan 阿媽內媽
Taichung 阿媽內媽
Yilan 阿媽內媽
Lukang 阿媽俺媽內媽
Sanxia 阿媽內媽
Kinmen 俺媽內媽
Magong 阿媽內媽
Hsinchu 阿媽內媽
Malaysia 阿媽內媽
Chaozhou 阿媽
Wu Shanghai 阿婆
Suzhou 好婆好親婆親婆
Wenzhou 祖婆娘祖婆娘娘
Chongming 阿婆
Xiang Changsha 娭毑
Shuangfeng 奶奶
Dialectal synonyms of 外祖母 (“maternal grandmother”)
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 外祖母
Mandarin Beijing 姥姥
Taiwan 外婆
Jinan 老娘
Xi'an 舅家奶舅奶外奶
Wuhan 家家
Chengdu 外婆家婆
Yangzhou 婆婆
Hefei 外奶奶
Cantonese Guangzhou 婆婆阿婆外婆
Hong Kong 婆婆阿婆外婆
Taishan 外婆
Yangjiang 外婆
Gan Nanchang 阿婆
Hakka Meixian 外阿婆
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 姐婆
Liudui (S. Sixian) 外阿婆阿婆
Hsinchu (Hailu) 姐婆
Dongshi (Dabu) 外阿婆
Zhuolan (Raoping) 姐嬤
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 外媽
Jin Taiyuan 娘娘
Min Bei Jian'ou 畬嫲嫲嫲
Min Dong Fuzhou 外媽
Min Nan Xiamen 阿媽俺媽外媽
Quanzhou 媽仔俺媽外媽
Zhangzhou 阿媽姆媽外媽
Taipei 阿媽外媽
Kaohsiung 阿媽外媽
Tainan 阿媽外媽
Taichung 阿媽外媽
Yilan 阿媽外媽
Lukang 阿媽俺媽外媽
Sanxia 阿媽外媽
Kinmen 俺媽外媽
Magong 阿媽外媽
Hsinchu 阿媽外媽
Malaysia 阿媽外媽
Chaozhou 外媽
Wu Suzhou 外婆
Wenzhou 外婆娘
Xiang Changsha 外婆
Shuangfeng 外婆

Etymology 2Edit

phonetic
trad. (阿媽)
simp. (阿妈)
alt. forms 阿馬阿马
阿瑪阿玛

From Jurchen [Term?] or Manchu ᠠᠮᠠ(ama).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

阿媽

  1. (historical) Alternative form of 阿瑪阿玛 (àma, “dad, daddy, father in Mongolian, Jurchen or Manchu contexts”).

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