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EtymologyEdit

Originally from baby talk. Possibly influenced by 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, Canada, US) Mother, female parent.

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


'Are'areEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. father

ReferencesEdit


AmisEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. father

AukanEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother
  2. woman
    Synonym: uman

AymaraEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama

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

AzerbaijaniEdit

NounEdit

mama (definite accusative mamanı, plural mamalar)

  1. (dialectal)paternal aunt [nt. 1]
    Synonym: bibi
  2. mom
    Synonym: ana

Usage notesEdit

  1. ^ (in the dialects of Agjabedi, Agdam, Ağdərə, Balakan, Başkeçid, Borchaly, Böyük Qarakilsə, Jabrayil, Fuzuli, Goychay, Imishli, Qakh, Qarakilsə, Qazakh, Lachin, Mingachevir, Sheki, Shamkir, Tartar, Ujar, Yevlakh, Zaqatala, Zangilan) .[1]

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Şirəliyev M. Ş., İslamov M. İ., editors (1999–2003) , “mama”, in Azərbaycan dialektoloji lüğəti [Azerbaijani Dialectological Dictionary] (in Azerbaijani), Ankara: Türk Dil Kurumu.

Further readingEdit

  • mama” in Obastan.com.

BavarianEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. (Timau) mother, mom, mama

ReferencesEdit

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien.

Bikol CentralEdit

NounEdit

mama (masculine papa)

  1. a mother; a (human) female who (a) parents a child (b) gives birth to a baby (c) donates a fertilized egg or (d) donates a body cell which has resulted in a clone. Sometimes used in reference to a pregnant female, possibly as a shortened form of mother-to-be
    Synonyms: ina, nanay
  2. a term of address to one's mother, mother-in-law or wife

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (plural mames)

  1. (familiar) mom
  2. (anatomy) mamma

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


CebuanoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

NounEdit

mama

  1. a mother; a (human) female who (a) parents a child (b) gives birth to a baby (c) donates a fertilized egg or (d) donates a body cell which has resulted in a clone. Sometimes used in reference to a pregnant female, possibly as a shortened form of mother-to-be
    Synonyms: ina, inahan, nanay
  2. a term of address to one's mother, mother-in-law or wife

Chinook JargonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English mama or French maman.

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother
    Synonym: naha
    Coordinate term: papa

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑmaː/
  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /mɑˈmaː/
  • Rhymes: -aː

NounEdit

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

  1. mama, mother
    Mama, ik heb honger!Mommy, I’m hungry!
    Synonyms: ma, mam
    Synonyms: moeder, moe, moeke (Flemish)

Alternative formsEdit


EweEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. grandmother

FijianEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. ring (for one's finger)

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

NounEdit

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (anatomy) mamma, breast

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

mama

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

Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese mama. Cognate with Kabuverdianu mama.

NounEdit

mama

  1. bosom
  2. breast of a woman

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama (plural mamák)

  1. mom, mum
    Synonyms: anya, anyu, édesanya, anyuka, anyuci
    Coordinate term: papa
  2. (dialectal) grandmom

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative mama mamák
accusative mamát mamákat
dative mamának mamáknak
instrumental mamával mamákkal
causal-final mamáért mamákért
translative mamává mamákká
terminative mamáig mamákig
essive-formal mamaként mamákként
essive-modal
inessive mamában mamákban
superessive mamán mamákon
adessive mamánál mamáknál
illative mamába mamákba
sublative mamára mamákra
allative mamához mamákhoz
elative mamából mamákból
delative mamáról mamákról
ablative mamától mamáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
mamáé mamáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
mamáéi mamákéi
Possessive forms of mama
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. mamám mamáim
2nd person sing. mamád mamáid
3rd person sing. mamája mamái
1st person plural mamánk mamáink
2nd person plural mamátok mamáitok
3rd person plural mamájuk mamáik

Derived termsEdit


IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English mamaFrench mamanGerman MamaItalian mammaRussian ма́ма (máma)Spanish mamá.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama (plural mamai)

  1. mama, mom, mommy, mum
    Synonym: matro
    Coordinate terms: papa, patro

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

NounEdit

mama m (genitive singular mama, nominative plural mamaí)

  1. (literary) breast, pap
  2. (anatomy) mamma

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit


IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

NounEdit

mama f

  1. mom, mamma, mother

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

mama

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まま
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ママ

KabuverdianuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese mama.

NounEdit

mama

  1. bosom
  2. breast of a woman

KrisaEdit

PronounEdit

mama

  1. you

LaboyaEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

mama

  1. to chew betel

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mama

  1. to mother

ReferencesEdit

  • Allahverdi Verdizade (2019) , “mama”, in Lamboya word list, Leiden: LexiRumah

LithuanianEdit

NounEdit

mamà f (plural mãmos) stress pattern 4

  1. mother

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (diminutive maminka)

  1. mother, mom

DeclensionEdit


MaquiritariEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother (used when addressing one’s mother, but not when referring to her)

ReferencesEdit

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).

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.

Mauritian CreoleEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French maman

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother

Etymology 2Edit

From Hindi मामा (māmā) and Marathi मामा (māmā).

NounEdit

mama

  1. uncle
    Synonyms: chacha, tonton

ReferencesEdit

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

MòchenoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly derived from Middle High German muome, from Old High German muoma, from Proto-West Germanic *mōmā (mama, mother), from Proto-Germanic *mōmǭ (mama, mother; aunt, auntie). Cognate with German Mama, English mama.

NounEdit

mama f

  1. mother

ReferencesEdit

  • “mama” in Cimbrian, Ladin, Mòcheno: Getting to know 3 peoples. 2015. Servizio minoranze linguistiche locali della Provincia autonoma di Trento, Trento, Italy.
  • “mama” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Nigerian PidginEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

mama

  1. genitive/dative singular of ahaṃ (me)

PanyjimaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. father
    Synonym: papu
  2. paternal uncle (one’s father’s brother)

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.

PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch mama.

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother

PitjantjatjaraEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. father
    Synonym: punari
  2. father’s older brother or close male friend; uncle
    Synonym: mama puḻka
  3. god

Derived termsEdit


PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f

  1. mum

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mama in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma. Compare Italian mammella, French mamelle.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (human) breast, bosom
  2. (animal) udder, teat

VerbEdit

mama

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of mamar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of mamar

QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother
  2. madam, lady
  3. (figuratively) nest, home
  4. (geology) vein
  5. (mathematics) matrix

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


RomanianEdit

NounEdit

mama f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of mamă

Rwanda-RundiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mààmá.

NounEdit

māmá 1a (plural bāmâmá 2a)

  1. my mother
  2. my maternal aunt

See alsoEdit

  • nyoko (your mother)
  • nyina (his/her mother)
  • data (my father)

SardinianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma, from Ancient Greek μάμμη (mámmē).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (plural mamas) (Limba Sarda Comuna)

  1. mother

See alsoEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

mȁma f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏ма)

  1. mom

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (genitive singular mamy, nominative plural mamy, genitive plural mám, declension pattern of žena)

  1. mama

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mama in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (anatomy) mamma, breast

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)
    Coordinate term: baba
  2. Respectful term of address for an older woman.

Derived termsEdit


TagalogEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

mama

  1. a term used in referring to, or in addressing, a male unknown to the speaker

Pronunciation 2Edit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish mamá, adapted from French maman.

NounEdit

mama

  1. (colloquial, familiar, childish) mum, mom

Pronunciation 3Edit

NounEdit

mama

  1. betel chewing

Related termsEdit


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English mama.

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 3:20:
      Man i kolim meri bilong em Iv, long wanem, em i tumbuna mama bilong olgeta manmeri.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Antonym: papa

Derived termsEdit

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TumbukaEdit

NounEdit

mama 1a (plural ŵamama 2)

  1. mother, mom

Coordinate termsEdit


TurkishEdit

NounEdit

mama (definite accusative mamayı, plural mamalar)

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

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative mama
Definite accusative mamayı
Singular Plural
Nominative mama mamalar
Definite accusative mamayı mamaları
Dative mamaya mamalara
Locative mamada mamalarda
Ablative mamadan mamalardan
Genitive mamanın mamaların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular mamam mamalarım
2nd singular maman mamaların
3rd singular maması mamaları
1st plural mamamız mamalarımız
2nd plural mamanız mamalarınız
3rd plural mamaları mamaları

Upper SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (diminutive mamička or mamimka)

  1. mama, mommy, mum

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


VendaEdit

VerbEdit

mama

  1. to suck

VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma. 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)

YorubaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

màmá

  1. mother

Coordinate termsEdit