See also: Amma, ammā, and ämmä

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to Classical Syriac ܐܡܐ(emma), Hindi अम्मा (ammā), Malayalam അമ്മ (amma), Kannada ಅಮ್ಮ (amma, mother) 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, Basque ama.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for amma in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


AzerbaijaniEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic амма
Roman amma
Perso-Arabic اما

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Arabic أَمَّا(ʾammā).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑmːɑ]
  • (Karabakh) IPA(key): [ˈɑmbɑ] (as if spelled amba)

ConjunctionEdit

amma

  1. but
    Synonyms: ancaq, fəqət

BoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

àmma

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Alhaji Maina Gimba, Russell G. Schuh, Bole-English-Hausa Dictionary and English-Bole Wordlist
  • Takács, Gábor (2007) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, 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

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swedish amma.

NounEdit

amma

  1. wet nurse
  2. nanny

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of amma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative amma ammat
genitive amman ammojen
partitive ammaa ammoja
illative ammaan ammoihin
singular plural
nominative amma ammat
accusative nom. amma ammat
gen. amman
genitive amman ammojen
ammainrare
partitive ammaa ammoja
inessive ammassa ammoissa
elative ammasta ammoista
illative ammaan ammoihin
adessive ammalla ammoilla
ablative ammalta ammoilta
allative ammalle ammoille
essive ammana ammoina
translative ammaksi ammoiksi
instructive ammoin
abessive ammatta ammoitta
comitative ammoineen
Possessive forms of amma (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person ammani ammamme
2nd person ammasi ammanne
3rd person ammansa

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HausaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَمَّا(ʾammā).

ConjunctionEdit

àmmā

  1. but

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse amma.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

amma f (genitive singular ömmu, nominative plural ömmur)

  1. grandmother, grandma, granny

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


KirfiEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

amma

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Pokorny[1] suggests a derivation from Proto-Indo-European *amma-, *ama- (mother). Compare Latin amita (paternal aunt), Latin anus (crone) and Old High German amma (wet nurse).

NounEdit

amma f (genitive ammae); first declension

  1. A nocturnal bird

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative amma ammae
Genitive ammae ammārum
Dative ammae ammīs
Accusative ammam ammās
Ablative ammā ammīs
Vocative amma ammae

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) , “am(m)a”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 36-37

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

amma m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of amme

VerbEdit

amma

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

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

amma (present tense ammar, past tense amma, past participle amma, present participle ammande, imperative am)

  1. Alternative form of amme

NounEdit

amma f (definite singular amma, indefinite plural ammer or ammor, definite plural ammene or ammone)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by amme
  2. definite singular of amme

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ammǭ (mother).

NounEdit

amma f

  1. wet nurse

DescendantsEdit

  • German: Amme

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ammǭ (mother), from Proto-Indo-European *amma (mother).

NounEdit

amma f (genitive ǫmmu, plural ǫmmur)

  1. grandmother

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • amma in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

amma

  1. vocative singular of ammā (mummy)
  2. familiar term of address to a woman

ReferencesEdit

Pali Text Society, editor (1921-1925) , “amma”, in Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Low German amme; compare with German Amme (wet nurse). Verb derived from noun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

amma c

  1. a wet nurse

DeclensionEdit

Declension of amma 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative amma amman ammor ammorna
Genitive ammas ammans ammors ammornas

VerbEdit

amma (present ammar, preterite ammade, supine ammat, imperative amma)

  1. to breastfeed

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit


TagabawaEdit

NounEdit

ámmà

  1. father

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

AdverbEdit

amma

  1. yet

See alsoEdit