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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

AnagramsEdit


AukanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English mama.

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother
  2. woman
    Synonyms: uman

AymaraEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama

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

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.

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

mama f (plural mames)

  1. (familiar) mom
  2. (anatomy) mamma
    càncer de mama
    breast cancer

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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
    Synonyms: naha

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!
    Synonyms: ma, mam
    Synonyms: moeder, moe, moeke (Flemish)

EweEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. grandmother

GalicianEdit

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɒmɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

NounEdit

mama (plural mamák)

  1. mom
    Synonyms: anya

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
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

NounEdit

mama (plural mamai)

  1. mama, mom, mommy, mum
    Synonyms: matro

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

  • "mama" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • mama” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “mama” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

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

KrisaEdit

PronounEdit

mama

  1. you

LithuanianEdit

NounEdit

mamà f (plural mãmos) stress pattern 4

  1. mother

DeclensionEdit

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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

EtymologyEdit

From French maman

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother

ReferenceEdit

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

MòchenoEdit

NounEdit

mama ? (plural [please provide])

  1. mother

ReferencesEdit

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

Nigerian PidginEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. mother

PanyjimaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama

  1. father
    Synonyms: 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
    Synonyms: punari
  2. father’s older brother or close male friend; uncle
    Synonyms: 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, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of mamar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of mamar

QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

mama

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


RomanianEdit

NounEdit

mama f

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of mamă.

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.

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)
  2. Respectful term of address for an older woman.

Coordinate 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

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From 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.
    Antonyms: papa

Derived termsEdit

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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

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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)