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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration or clipping of mama. Compare Scots mam, Old Scots mame (mother), mamye (wet nurse), Saterland Frisian Määme (mother), West Frisian mem (mother). Alternatively, possibly either conserved from or influenced by earlier Brythonic language.

NounEdit

mam (plural mams)

  1. (informal and colloquial) Mum, mom; diminutive of mother.

Usage notesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]

AnagramsEdit


CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English ma'am, contraction of madam.

NounEdit

mam

  1. An address to a female superior.
  2. An address to a female teacher.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɑm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑm

NounEdit

mam f (plural mammen, diminutive mammetje n)

  1. mother

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Compare Old Irish muimme (foster mother), Proto-Celtic *mammā.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mam f (genitive singular maime, nominative plural mamanna)

  1. mam, mum, mom

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mam mham not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mam

  1. first-person singular present of měś

Derived termsEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

ContractionEdit

mam

  1. contraction of mat + dem; with the

North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognates include West Frisian mem.

NounEdit

mam f (plural mamen)

  1. (Mooring, Föhr-Amrum) mother
    mam an aatj
    mother and father

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mam

  1. first-person singular present of mieć

VerbEdit

mam

  1. second-person singular imperative of mamić

NounEdit

mam f

  1. genitive plural of mama

Further readingEdit

  • mam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

AdverbEdit

mam (Cyrillic spelling мам)

  1. (Kajkavian) right now
  2. (Kajkavian) immediately

Related termsEdit


SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mam (plural mames)

  1. Mam (of or pertaining to the Mam people)
 
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NounEdit

mam m (uncountable)

  1. Mam (language)

mam m or f (plural mam or mames)

  1. Mam

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *mamm, from Proto-Celtic *mammā, a baby talk word replacing Proto-Celtic *mātīr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mam f (plural mamau)

  1. mother
  2. ancestress
  3. dam
  4. queen bee

Coordinate termsEdit

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

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
mam fam unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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

Wemba-WembaEdit

NounEdit

mam

  1. father