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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German muoter, mūter, mōter, from Old High German muoter, from Proto-Germanic *mōdēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr. Compare Dutch moeder, English mother, Danish moder, Swedish moder

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmʊtɐ/, [ˈmʊtʰɐ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

Mutter f (genitive Mutter, plural Mütter, diminutive Mütterchen n or Mütterlein n)

  1. mother
Usage notesEdit
  • The substantive Mutter can also decline like a proper noun and can take the ending -s in the genitive singular, e.g. Mutters Geburtstag.
  • In the dative singular, the ending -n is sometimes added, e.g. wie bei Muttern.
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  • Central Franconian: Motter

Etymology 2Edit

Originally the same as etymology 1, but secondarily distinguished in the plural; so denoted by a sexual metaphor, which is also found in other languages. Compare for example Dutch moer.

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NounEdit

Mutter f (genitive Mutter, plural Muttern)

  1. nut (for a bolt)
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Alternative formsEdit

  • muter (Portuguese-based orthography)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German muoter, from Proto-Germanic *mōdēr, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Mutter f (plural Mitter, diminutive Mutterche)

  1. mother
    Sie is mein Mutter.
    She is my mother.

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