English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Probably hypocoristic, circa 1823.

Interjection edit

tata

  1. Alternative form of ta ta

Etymology 2 edit

Probably ultimately from baby-talk and related to teat, tit. Possibly borrowed through French tette, of Germanic origin, and/or Old English titt. Compare Dutch tiet and German Zitze.

Noun edit

tata (plural tatas)

  1. (slang) Alternative form of ta-ta (breast)

Anagrams edit

Aeka edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. paternal aunt

References edit

Greenhill, Simon (2017). "Language: Aeka". TransNewGuinea.org - database of the languages of New Guinea. Retrieved July 7, 2017.

Amanab edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. pig

References edit

  • Andy Minch. Amanab grammar essentials. 1992.

Bikol Central edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /taˈta/, [taˈta]

Noun edit

tatá

  1. (uncommon) door
    Synonyms: puwerta, pinto

Derived terms edit

Cebuano edit

Etymology 1 edit

Compare tatay.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈtata/, [ˈt̪a.t̪ʌ]
  • Rhymes: -a

Noun edit

tata

  1. a familiar address to one's father

Etymology 2 edit

Reduplication of ta, from initial clipping of bata.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /taˈta/, [t̪ʌˈt̪a]
  • Rhymes: -a

Noun edit

tata

  1. (childish) a familiar address to a child

Etymology 3 edit

Compare tastas

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈtataʔ/, [ˈt̪a.t̪ʌʔ]
  • Rhymes: -a

Verb edit

tata

  1. to wear out

Central Huasteca Nahuatl edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. father.

Central Tarahumara edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. father

Chavacano edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. father

Classical Nahuatl edit

Etymology edit

Perhaps imitative, though compare tahtli (father) and Spanish taita (dad).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tata (animate)

  1. A child's word for his father; dad, daddy.

Synonyms edit

References edit

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, pages 11v, 91r

Crimean Tatar edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. elder sister

French edit

Etymology edit

Expressive variant of tante (aunt)

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ta.ta/
  • (file)

Noun edit

tata f (plural tatas)

  1. (childish) auntie
    Les enfants, aujourd’hui on va voir tata !
    Kids, today we're going to see auntie!

Noun edit

tata m (plural tatas)

  1. (chiefly Canada, vulgar) imbecile, idiot, bastard, wanker, dickhead

Further reading edit

Fula edit

Noun edit

tata o (plural tataaji ɗi) (ka)

  1. (Pular, Pulaar) tata (a defensive city wall)

References edit

Guaraní edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. fire

Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɒtɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • Rhymes: -tɒ

Noun edit

tata (plural taták)

  1. (possibly offensive) uncle, old man, fogey (used to speak of or address old men humorously or disparagingly)
  2. (informal, dialectal) father, dad

Declension edit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tata taták
accusative tatát tatákat
dative tatának tatáknak
instrumental tatával tatákkal
causal-final tatáért tatákért
translative tatává tatákká
terminative tatáig tatákig
essive-formal tataként tatákként
essive-modal
inessive tatában tatákban
superessive tatán tatákon
adessive tatánál tatáknál
illative tatába tatákba
sublative tatára tatákra
allative tatához tatákhoz
elative tatából tatákból
delative tatáról tatákról
ablative tatától tatáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
tatáé tatáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
tatáéi tatákéi
Possessive forms of tata
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tatám tatáim
2nd person sing. tatád tatáid
3rd person sing. tatája tatái
1st person plural tatánk tatáink
2nd person plural tatátok tatáitok
3rd person plural tatájuk tatáik

Further reading edit

  • tata in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

From Malay tata, from Javanese ꦠꦠ (tata), from Old Javanese tatā (arrangement, ordering; fixed order, rule), from Pali tathā (in this way), from Sanskrit तथा (tathā, in that manner). Doublet of titi.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈta.ta]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta

Noun edit

tata (first-person possessive tataku, second-person possessive tatamu, third-person possessive tatanya)

  1. order
  2. arrangement
  3. system

Derived terms edit

Compounds edit

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin tata.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ata
  • Hyphenation: tà‧ta

Noun edit

tata f (plural tate)

  1. governess (or any young woman looking after children)
  2. big sister

Anagrams edit

Javanese edit

Verb edit

tata

  1. (to put) in an orderly arrangement.

Derived terms edit

Kituba edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. father

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *tata, from Proto-Indo-European *tata-, ultimately onomatopoeic, mimicking baby talk.

Compare the similar atta, and also Cornish tat, tas, Breton tad and Breton tata, Ancient Greek τατᾶ (tatâ), τέττα (tétta), Bulgarian та́тко (tátko), Sanskrit तात (tāta), Kamkata-viri tót, , Tregami tát, Waigali tati.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tata m (genitive tatae); first declension

  1. dad, daddy, a term used by children for their father

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tata tatae
Genitive tatae tatārum
Dative tatae tatīs
Accusative tatam tatās
Ablative tatā tatīs
Vocative tata tatae

Descendants edit

  • Eastern Romance:
    • Aromanian: tatã, tati
    • Megleno-Romanian: tată
    • Romanian: tată (father, dad)
  • Italo-Dalmatian:
  • Old Occitan:
    • Old Catalan: taita (dad)
      • Catalan: tata (dad, brother) (dialectal)
  • Rhaeto-Romance:
    • Romansch: tat (grandfather) (dialectal)
  • West Iberian:

References edit

Lingala edit

Noun edit

tata class 1 (plural batata class 2)

  1. father
  2. man

Marshallese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [tˠɑːdˠɑ], (enunciated) [tˠɑ tˠɑ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /tˠæɰtˠæɰ/
  • Bender phonemes: {tahtah}

Determiner edit

tata

  1. superlative particle; most

References edit

Mauritian Creole edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Tamil தாத்தா (tāttā).

Noun edit

tata

  1. grandfather
    Synonym: granper

Etymology 2 edit

From kaka, from French caca.

Noun edit

tata

  1. (usually childish) poo, excrement

Verb edit

tata (medial form tata)

  1. (usually childish) to poo, defecate

Mbyá Guaraní edit

Etymology edit

Cognate with Guaraní tata.

Noun edit

tata

  1. fire

Mòcheno edit

Etymology edit

From Italian tata, from Latin tata (dad, daddy), of onomatopoeic origin.

Noun edit

tata m

  1. father

References edit

Neapolitan edit

Etymology edit

From Latin tata.

Noun edit

tata

  1. father, dad

Synonyms edit

Papiamentu edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish tata.

Noun edit

tata

  1. father

Phuthi edit

Verb edit

-tata

  1. to hurry

Inflection edit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Polish edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *tata.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tata m pers

  1. (informal) dad
    Synonyms: tato, ojciec

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

noun

Further reading edit

  • tata in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tata in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Quechua edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. mister
  2. father

Derived terms edit

Raga edit

Etymology edit

Compare Tagalog tatay.

Noun edit

tata

  1. father

Salar edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

tata

  1. to gather

References edit

  • Tenishev, Edhem (1976), “tata”, in Stroj salárskovo jazyká [Grammar of Salar], Moscow, page 46

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *tata.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /tâta/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta

Noun edit

tȁta m (Cyrillic spelling та̏та)

  1. dad, daddy
    Synonym: ćaća
Declension edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

tata (Cyrillic spelling тата)

  1. genitive/accusative singular of tat

Slavomolisano edit

Etymology edit

From Serbo-Croatian tata.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tata m

  1. dad, father

Declension edit

References edit

  • Walter Breu and Giovanni Piccoli (2000), Dizionario croato molisano di Acquaviva Collecroce: Dizionario plurilingue della lingua slava della minoranza di provenienza dalmata di Acquaviva Collecroce in Provincia di Campobasso (Parte grammaticale)., pp. 394

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtata/ [ˈt̪a.t̪a]
  • Rhymes: -ata
  • Syllabification: ta‧ta

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Latin tata. Compare taita.

Noun edit

tata m (plural tatas)

  1. (colloquial, Latin America, Philippines) daddy; dad, a term used by children for their father
  2. (colloquial) nanny
    Synonyms: niñera, criada
  3. (colloquial, Chile) grandfather, a term used by children for their grandfather
    Synonym: abuelo
Coordinate terms edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Feminine form of tato.

Noun edit

tata f (plural tatas, masculine tato, masculine plural tatos)

  1. (colloquial) big sister

Etymology 3 edit

From teta.

Noun edit

tata f (plural tatas)

  1. (colloquial, vulgar, chiefly in the plural) breasts

Further reading edit

Swahili edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Bantu *-tat- (to entangle, be entangled).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

-tata (infinitive kutata)

  1. to tangle

Conjugation edit

Conjugation of -tata
Positive present -natata
Subjunctive -tate
Negative -tati
Imperative singular tata
Infinitives
Positive kutata
Negative kutotata
Imperatives
Singular tata
Plural tateni
Tensed forms
Habitual hutata
Positive past positive subject concord + -litata
Negative past negative subject concord + -kutata
Positive present (positive subject concord + -natata)
Singular Plural
1st person ninatata/natata tunatata
2nd person unatata mnatata
3rd person m-wa(I/II) anatata wanatata
other classes positive subject concord + -natata
Negative present (negative subject concord + -tati)
Singular Plural
1st person sitati hatutati
2nd person hutati hamtati
3rd person m-wa(I/II) hatati hawatati
other classes negative subject concord + -tati
Positive future positive subject concord + -tatata
Negative future negative subject concord + -tatata
Positive subjunctive (positive subject concord + -tate)
Singular Plural
1st person nitate tutate
2nd person utate mtate
3rd person m-wa(I/II) atate watate
other classes positive subject concord + -tate
Negative subjunctive positive subject concord + -sitate
Positive present conditional positive subject concord + -ngetata
Negative present conditional positive subject concord + -singetata
Positive past conditional positive subject concord + -ngalitata
Negative past conditional positive subject concord + -singalitata
Gnomic (positive subject concord + -atata)
Singular Plural
1st person natata twatata
2nd person watata mwatata
3rd person m-wa(I/II) atata watata
m-mi(III/IV) watata yatata
ji-ma(V/VI) latata yatata
ki-vi(VII/VIII) chatata vyatata
n(IX/X) yatata zatata
u(XI) watata see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) kwatata
pa(XVI) patata
mu(XVIII) mwatata
Perfect positive subject concord + -metata
"Already" positive subject concord + -meshatata
"Not yet" negative subject concord + -jatata
"If/When" positive subject concord + -kitata
"If not" positive subject concord + -sipotata
Consecutive katata / positive subject concord + -katata
Consecutive subjunctive positive subject concord + -katate
Object concord (indicative positive)
Singular Plural
1st person -nitata -tutata
2nd person -kutata -watata/-kutateni/-watateni
3rd person m-wa(I/II) -mtata -watata
m-mi(III/IV) -utata -itata
ji-ma(V/VI) -litata -yatata
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -kitata -vitata
n(IX/X) -itata -zitata
u(XI) -utata see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -kutata
pa(XVI) -patata
mu(XVIII) -mutata
Reflexive -jitata
Relative forms
General positive (positive subject concord + (object concord) + -tata- + relative marker)
Singular Plural
m-wa(I/II) -tataye -tatao
m-mi(III/IV) -tatao -tatayo
ji-ma(V/VI) -tatalo -tatayo
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -tatacho -tatavyo
n(IX/X) -tatayo -tatazo
u(XI) -tatao see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -tatako
pa(XVI) -tatapo
mu(XVIII) -tatamo
Other forms (subject concord + tense marker + relative marker + (object concord) + -tata)
Singular Plural
m-wa(I/II) -yetata -otata
m-mi(III/IV) -otata -yotata
ji-ma(V/VI) -lotata -yotata
ki-vi(VII/VIII) -chotata -vyotata
n(IX/X) -yotata -zotata
u(XI) -otata see n(X) or ma(VI) class
ku(XV/XVII) -kotata
pa(XVI) -potata
mu(XVIII) -motata
Some forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. plural of utata

Tagalog edit

Etymology 1 edit

Possibly borrowed from Philippine Spanish tata (daddy), compare tatay.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈtata/, [ˈta.tɐ]

Noun edit

tata (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜆ)

  1. (archaic) term of address used for one's father
    Synonyms: tatay, tatang, itay, tay, ama, amang, papa
  2. (archaic) respectful term of address used for an older man
    Synonyms: manong, mang, mama
  3. (dialectal) term of address used for an uncle
    Synonyms: tiyo, tito
Coordinate terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈtataʔ/, [ˈta.tɐʔ]
  • IPA(key): /taˈtaʔ/, [tɐˈtaʔ]

Noun edit

tatà or tatâ (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜆ)

  1. small, thin cut made on the edge of something to indicate a mark or sign (as in measuring or counting)
    Synonyms: gatgat, gatla, tiyab, gatlang
  2. cut used as a foothold in climbing (made on the trunk of a tree, on a steep rock, etc.)
    Synonyms: bakat, uka, kutab
  3. (obsolete) act of splitting by marking (as when one splits the husk to make a coconut a drinking vessel)
  4. (obsolete) tree with several cut marks
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /taˈta/, [tɐˈta]

Noun edit

tatá (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜆ)

  1. (obsolete) shriek of a mouse
Derived terms edit

Etymology 4 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta
  • IPA(key): /taˈtaʔ/, [tɐˈtaʔ]

Noun edit

tatâ (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜆ)

  1. (obsolete) name of the Baybayin letter , corresponding to "ta"

See also edit

Further reading edit

  • tata”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • San Buena Ventura, Fr. Pedro de (1613), Juan de Silva, editor, Vocabulario de lengua tagala: El romance castellano puesto primero[1], La Noble Villa de Pila
    • page 156: “Chillar) Tata (pc) el raton”
    • page 564: “T) Tata (pc) letra que vſa el [Tagalo en] ſu. A.b.c .|. tata yaon .|. . gumava ca dito nang tata ſa iniong ſulat, haz aqui vna .t. de bueſtra eſcritura, ſaſa yari indi tata. s. es eſta [que no] t.”

Tarifit edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

tata f (Tifinagh spelling ⵜⴰⵜⴰ, plural tatiwin)

  1. chameleon

Ternate edit

Etymology 1 edit

May be the same as the second etymology.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. a splint

Etymology 2 edit

May be the same as the first etymology.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tata (Jawi تاتة)

  1. a kind of cylindrical basket generally made of bamboo strips, historically used to transport fruit and betel nut

References edit

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tetum edit

Verb edit

tata

  1. to bite

Thao edit

Thao cardinal numbers
 <  0 1 2  > 
    Cardinal : tata

Etymology edit

From Proto-Austronesian *əsa.

Numeral edit

tata

  1. one

Synonyms edit

Tokelauan edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈta.ta]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧ta

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *te-qa-ta.

Determiner edit

tata

  1. (alienable, definite) my
Usage notes edit
  • tata is commonly used in place of taku to arouse the listener’s sympathy about some predicament that one is in.
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *tata. Cognates include Tuvaluan tata and Samoan tata.

Noun edit

tata

  1. A kind of fish trap, consisting of a wooden frame that can be closed by pulling a rope.

References edit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 375

Yogad edit

Etymology edit

Akin to Ibanag tadday.

Numeral edit

tatá

  1. one

Yoruba edit

 
Tata

Etymology edit

Of ideophonic origin

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tata

  1. grasshopper
    Synonyms: aláǹpara, ẹlẹ́ǹgà, edólo, kòkòrò