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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin mamma.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mamma (plural mammae or mammas)

  1. (anatomy) The milk-secreting organ of female humans and other mammals which includes the mammary gland and the nipple or teat; a breast; an udder. (plural: mammae)
  2. (meteorology) an accessory cloud like a mammary in appearance, which can form on the underside of most cloud genera
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative spelling of mama; see further etymology there.

NounEdit

mamma (plural mammas)

  1. Alternative spelling of mama: mother.
    • 1856, Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
      The next day Charles had the child brought back. She asked for her mamma. They told her she was away; that she would bring her back some playthings.

Alemannic GermanEdit

NounEdit

mamma

  1. (Gressoney) 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

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mamma f (plural mamma's or mammae)

  1. mamma, breast
    Synonym: borst

Usage notesEdit

Most people will use this word as an alternative spelling of mama (mother).


FaroeseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mamma f (genitive singular mammu, plural mammur)

  1. mom, mum (colloquial word for mother)
    Hvar er mamma mín?
    Where is my mommy?
    Synonym: móðir

DeclensionEdit

Declension of mamma
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative mamma mamman mammur mammurnar
accusative mammu mammuna mammur mammurnar
dative mammu mammuni mammum mammunum
genitive mammu mammunnar mamma mammanna

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

mamma

  1. (dialectal) mama
    Synonym: äiti
  2. (colloquial) An elder, plump woman.
    Synonym: tantta

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of mamma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative mamma mammat
genitive mamman mammojen
partitive mammaa mammoja
illative mammaan mammoihin
singular plural
nominative mamma mammat
accusative nom. mamma mammat
gen. mamman
genitive mamman mammojen
mammainrare
partitive mammaa mammoja
inessive mammassa mammoissa
elative mammasta mammoista
illative mammaan mammoihin
adessive mammalla mammoilla
ablative mammalta mammoilta
allative mammalle mammoille
essive mammana mammoina
translative mammaksi mammoiksi
instructive mammoin
abessive mammatta mammoitta
comitative mammoineen

GilberteseEdit

NounEdit

mamma (plural mamma)

  1. mammary gland
  2. mummy; mom; mum

VerbEdit

mamma

  1. to suck the breast

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mamma f (genitive singular mömmu, nominative plural mömmur)

  1. mom, mum (colloquial word for mother)
    Hvar er mamma mín?
    Where is my mommy?
    Synonym: móðir

DeclensionEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

NounEdit

mamma f (plural mamme)

  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)
  2. mother

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mamma in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μάμμη (mámmē).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mamma f (genitive mammae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) a breast
    Puero isti da mammam.
    Give that boy of yours your breast.
  2. (anatomy) an udder; a pap
  3. (anatomy, of animals) a teat, a dug
    Mammam sugere.
    To suck on a breast.
  4. (family) mama (a childish name for a mother in the language of children)
    Cum cibum ac potionem buas ac papas vocent, matrem mammam, patrem tatam.
    Since children call food and drink bua and papa, mother mamma and father tata.
  5. (transferred meaning) a protuberance on tree bark

Usage notesEdit

  • This term was used especially of females, but also of males- although rarely:
    Mammas homo solus e maribus habet.
    Among male animals, man alone has breasts.

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mamma mammae
genitive mammae mammārum
dative mammae mammīs
accusative mammam mammās
ablative mammā mammīs
vocative mamma mammae

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


LatvianEdit

NounEdit

mamma f (4th declension)

  1. mum
  2. mother

DeclensionEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mamma m (definite singular mammaen, indefinite plural mammaer, definite plural mammaene)

  1. mother
    Synonym: mor

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

“mamma” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mamma f (definite singular mammaa, indefinite plural mammaer, definite plural mammaene)

  1. mother
    Synonym: mor

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

“mamma” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

mamma n

  1. a vital spot of the body
  2. nerve center

DeclensionEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mamma.

NounEdit

mamma f (plural mammas)

  1. mother

Coordinate termsEdit

  • (with regards to gender): bab
  • (with regards to ancestry): figl, figlia

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mamma c

  1. mom (US), mommy (US), mum (UK), mummy (UK)
    Synonyms: mor, moder, morsa (slang)
    Antonym: pappa

DeclensionEdit

Declension of mamma 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mamma mamman mammor mammorna
Genitive mammas mammans mammors mammornas