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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) Mother, female parent.

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TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


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

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mama f (plural mames)

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

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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
    Synonym: naha
    Coordinate term: papa

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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

GalicianEdit

Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese mama. Cognates with Kabuverdianu mama.

NounEdit

mama

  1. bosom
  2. breast of a woman

HungarianEdit

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

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

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

NounEdit

mama ?

  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

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

mama

  1. genitive and 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

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

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, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 3:20:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Antonym: 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)