See also: 阿妈

ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Pronunciation 1Edit

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


NounEdit

阿媽

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

Pronunciation 2Edit

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


NounEdit

阿媽

  1. (chiefly Min Nan, Puxian Min, dialectal Min Dong, Yunlin Hakka) grandmother
  2. (Min Nan) elderly woman
HyponymsEdit
  • (grandmother):
Proper nounEdit

阿媽

  1. (Hong Kong, chiefly Tanka, Weitou, Hakka, religion) An epithet of the Fujianese sea goddess Mazu - 媽祖妈祖 (Māzǔ).

Etymology 2Edit

phonetic
trad. (阿媽)
simp. (阿妈)
alternative 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”).

ReferencesEdit

  • "阿媽" at Moedict.tw
  • 周樹佳 (2009) 香港諸神——起源、廟宇與崇拜, page 49.