See also: 阿妈

Contents

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)

NounEdit

阿媽

  1. (regional) mom; mum; mummy
  2. (regional) woman servant, amah
SynonymsEdit
Dialectal synonyms of 媽媽 (“mum (face-to-face)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) Formal 母親
Mandarin Beijing 媽媽
Taiwan 媽媽
Tianjin 媽媽
Jinan
Xi'an
Wuhan 姆媽媽媽
Chengdu 媽媽
Yangzhou 媽媽姆媽
Hefei 媽爺
Cantonese Guangzhou 阿媽媽媽
Hong Kong 媽咪阿媽媽媽
Yangjiang 阿媽阿娘
Gan Nanchang 姆媽
Jin Taiyuan
Min Dong Fuzhou 依媽依奶
Min Nan Xiamen 阿母阿母仔母仔阿媽阿娘
Quanzhou 阿母母仔阿娘
Zhangzhou 阿母母仔
Taipei 阿母阿娘媽媽
Kaohsiung 卡桑阿母仔
Tainan 歐卡桑阿母俺娘仔娘嬭
Taichung 媽媽阿母
Yilan 阿母阿娘
Lukang 阿母阿娘姨仔
Sanxia 阿母阿娘姨仔
Kinmen 俺娘仔
Magong 阿母
Hsinchu-MN 媽媽阿娘阿母
Penang 阿媽媽媽
Chaozhou 阿媽阿娘阿姈
Wu Shanghai 媽媽姆媽
Suzhou 姆媽
Wenzhou 阿媽阿奶
Xiang Changsha 媽媽姆媽
Shuangfeng 姆媽
Dialectal synonyms of 媽媽 (“mum (non-face-to-face)”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) Formal 母親
Mandarin Beijing 媽媽
Taiwan 媽媽
Tianjin 媽媽
Jinan
Xi'an
Wuhan 姆媽媽媽
Chengdu 媽媽
Yangzhou 媽媽姆媽
Hefei 媽爺
Cantonese Guangzhou 老母
Hong Kong 老母阿媽媽咪
Yangjiang 阿奶
Gan Nanchang 姆媽
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 阿姆哀仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 阿姆唔媽哀仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 阿姆哀仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 阿姆細阿妹
Zhuolan (Raoping) 阿姆哀仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 阿依
Jin Taiyuan 媽媽
Min Dong Fuzhou 娘奶
Min Nan Xiamen 老母娘嬭阿娘
Quanzhou 老母阿娘
Zhangzhou 老母娘嬭
Taipei 老母
Kaohsiung 老母
Tainan 老母
Taichung 老母媽媽
Yilan 老母
Lukang 老母
Sanxia 老母
Kinmen 老母俺母
Magong 老母
Hsinchu-MN 老母
Chaozhou 阿嬡
Wu Shanghai
Suzhou
Wenzhou 阿媽阿奶
Xiang Changsha 媽媽姆媽娘老子
Shuangfeng 姆媽

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

Note: Āmā is for the proper noun.
NounEdit

阿媽

  1. (regional, Min Nan) grandmother
  2. (regional, Min Nan) elderly woman
HyponymsEdit
  • (grandmother):
Dialectal synonyms of 祖母 (“paternal grandmother”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese Classical 祖母
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) Formal 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 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-MN 阿媽內媽
Penang 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”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) Formal 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 外婆家婆家家
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-MN 阿媽外媽
Penang 阿媽外媽
Chaozhou 外媽
Wu Suzhou 外婆
Wenzhou 外婆娘
Xiang Changsha 外婆
Shuangfeng 外婆
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)
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”).

ReferencesEdit

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