See also: mutter, mütter, and Mütter

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PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. mother
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  • Central Franconian: Motter

Proper nounEdit

Mutter f (genitive Mutters)

  1. Mother; Mum; Mom
    Synonyms: Mama, Mutti
Usage notesEdit
  • Chiefly in north-eastern regions, there used to be a colloquial practice of adding -(e)n to proper nouns in the dative and accusative cases: ein Geschenk für Muttern (a present for Mother). This is now chiefly archaic or humorous. However, the phrase wie bei Muttern (like Mum used to make, of food) has entered general use.

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.

NounEdit

Mutter f (genitive Mutter, plural Muttern)

  1. nut (for a bolt)
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  • muter (Portuguese-based orthography)

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

Mutter f (plural Mitter, diminutive Mutterche)

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

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