See also: mam, mám, mắm, m-am, maṃ, măm, mâm, and mam-

English Edit

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Etymology 1 Edit

Proper noun Edit


  1. A Mayan language spoken in the Mexican state of Chiapas and the Guatemalan departments of Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, San Marcos, and Retalhuleu.

Etymology 2 Edit

From Welsh Mam (Mum, Mom).

Proper noun Edit


  1. (informal, Wales, Ireland) One’s mother.
    Synonyms: Mom, Mommy, Mother, Mummy, Mum
    Antonym: Dad
    Need a cwtch from Mam I do.

Anagrams Edit

Welsh Edit

Etymology Edit

Proprialisation of mam.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /mam/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -am

Proper noun Edit

Mam f

  1. Mum, Mam, Mom

Usage notes Edit

  • Being the name of a person, this proper noun remains unmutated. Note the difference, for example, between:
    • Cafodd y llyfr yma ei ysgrifennu i Mam.
      This book was written for Mum.
    • Cafodd y llyfr yma ei ysgrifennu i fam.
      This book was written for a mother.
  • Welsh uses Mam in place of a possessive determiner + mam more readily than standard English, for example:
    • Sut mae Mam?
      How’s your mum?

Coordinate terms Edit

  • mab (son)
  • merch (daughter)
  • tad (father)

References Edit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “Mam”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies