amma

See also: ammā, ämmä, and Amma

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Syriac ܐܡܐ ‎(Emma), Malayalam അമ്മ ‎(amma), Telugu అమ్మ ‎(amma, mother), Sinhalese අම්මා ‎(ammā, mother), or Tamil அம்மா ‎(ammā, mother).

NounEdit

amma ‎(plural ammas)

  1. mother

Usage notesEdit

  • Widely used in English-speaking expat communities.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Late Latin amma, probably of interjectional or imitative origin: compare Spanish ama, German Amme, nurse, Basque ama mother, Hebrew, Arabic.

NounEdit

amma ‎(plural ammas)

  1. An abbess or spiritual mother.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

AnagramsEdit


BoleEdit

NounEdit

àmma

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Alhaji Maina Gimba, Russell G. Schuh, Bole-English-Hausa Dictionary and English-Bole Wordlist
  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: WCh. *hama [Stl.]: AS *ham (Gmy. *hām) [GT 2004, 153] = *am [Stl. 1977] = *ham [Dlg.] = *ham [Stl. 1987]: [] BT *hama [Stl.] = *am- [Schuh], Bole ˀame [Schuh] = aməi [Schuh] = àmmá [Schuh] []

CornishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Revived Late Cornish) abma

EtymologyEdit

From amm ‎(kiss).

VerbEdit

amma

  1. to kiss

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse amma.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

amma f ‎(genitive singular ömmu, nominative plural ömmur)

  1. grandmother, grandma, granny

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


KirfiEdit

NounEdit

amma

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Etudes berbères et chamito-sémitiques: mélanges offerts à Karl-G. Prasse (2000, ISBN 9042908262), page 38
  • Václav Blažek, A Lexicostatitical comparison of Omotic languages, in In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology, page 122

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

amma m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of amme

VerbEdit

amma

  1. simple past of amme
  2. past participle of amme

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

amma f

  1. definite singular of amme

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ammǭ ‎(mother).

NounEdit

amma f

  1. wet nurse

DescendantsEdit


Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

amma f

  1. grandmother

DescendantsEdit

DeclensionEdit


TurkishEdit

AdverbEdit

amma

  1. yet

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