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EtymologyEdit

From a reduplication of ma; a trend present in many Indo-European languages, probably with ultimate origin in baby talk; or perhaps representing, in altered form, a continuation of Middle English mome (mother, aunt), from Proto-Germanic *mōmǭ (mother, aunt), from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂-méh₂, reduplication of *méh₂- (mother), related to German Muhme (aunt), Latin mamma (mother, nurse), Irish mam (mother), Lithuanian mama, moma (mother).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama (plural mamas)

  1. (hypocoristic, usually childish) Mother, female parent.

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TranslationsEdit

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AymaraEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother
  2. Mrs., mistress (general respectful address for married women).
    tatanak mamanaka
    ladies and gentlemen

Chinook JargonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English or French mama.

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother

SynonymsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

  • (with regards to gender): papa

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (plural mama's, diminutive mamaatje n)

  1. mama, mother
    Mama, ik heb honger!
    Mommy, I’m hungry!

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EweEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. grandmother

GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

mama

  1. third-person singular present indicative of mamar
  2. second-person singular imperative of mamar

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɒmɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

NounEdit

mama (plural mamák)

  1. mom

DeclensionEdit

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IdoEdit

NounEdit

mama (plural mamai)

  1. mama, mom, mommy, mum

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KrisaEdit

PronounEdit

mama

  1. you

LithuanianEdit

NounEdit

mama f (plural mamos)

  1. mother

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • mamytė, mamelė (diminutive)

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (diminutive maminka)

  1. mother, mom

DeclensionEdit


MartuthuniraEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother

ReferencesEdit

  • Dench, Alan Charles. 1995. Martuthunira: A Language of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Series C-125.

Nigerian PidginEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother

PanyjimaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. Father; paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Dench, Alan (1991). "Panyjima", in R.M.W. Dixon and Barry J. Blake: The Handbook of Australian Languages, Volume 4. Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia, 125–244.

PitjantjatjaraEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. father
  2. father’s older brother or close male friend; uncle
  3. god

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PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f

  1. mum

DeclensionEdit

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. boob, boobie
  2. udder
  3. teat

VerbEdit

mama

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of mamar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of mamar

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

mama f (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of mamă)

  1. the mother

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mâma/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

NounEdit

mȁma f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏ма)

  1. mom

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

NounEdit

mama f, declension pattern žena

  1. mama

Derived termsEdit

  • mamička f

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

NounEdit

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. breast, mamma

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

mama

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of mamar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of mamar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of mamar.

SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

mama (n class, plural mama)

  1. mother (female parent)

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

English mama

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:20 (translation here):
      Man i kolim meri bilong em Iv, long wanem, em i tumbuna mama bilong olgeta manmeri.

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • mama karim


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TurkishEdit

NounEdit

mama (definite accusative mamayı, plural mamalar)

  1. baby food
  2. food (in child's language)

DeclensionEdit


VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Italian mamma

NounEdit

mama f (plural mame)

  1. mother
  2. mum, mummy

WanyiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Guugu Yimidhirr mayi.

NounEdit

mama

  1. (vegetable-based) food

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Laughren, Rob Pensalfini, Tom Mylne, Accounting for verb-initial order in an Australian language, in Verb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages (2005)
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