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See also Mama, mamá, mamã, māma‎, and mamă

English[]

Alternative spellings[]

Etymology[]

Reduplication of ma; a trend present in many Indo-European languages, probably with ultimate origin in baby talk.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Mama

Plural
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Mama ({{{1}}})

  1. (hypocoristic, usually, childish) Mother, female parent.

Derived terms[]

  • whoa mama

Related terms[]

Translations[]

Anagrams[]

  • aamm,
  • amma
  • ma'am

Aymara[]

Pronunciation[]

  • [[w:Template:Ay phonology|IPA]]: /ma.ma/

Noun[]

Mama [[Category:Template:Ay nouns|Mama]]

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

Dutch[]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Mama f. (plural ’s, diminutive atje)

  1. mama, mother
    Mama, ik heb honger!
    Mommy, I’m hungry!

Synonyms[]

  • ma, mam
  • moeder, moe, moeke (Flemish)

Ewe[]

Noun[]

Mama

  1. grandmother

Galician[]

Verb[]

Mama

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

Hungarian[]

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ˈmɒmɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun[]

Mama (plural mamák)

  1. mom

Declension[]

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Synonyms[]

  • anya

Derived terms[]

  • nagymama

Korean[]

Noun[]

mama (마마, 媽媽)

  1. (honorific) Your Majesty, His Majesty, Her Majesty
  2. (honorific) Madame for a concubine of an ancient high-ranking official
  3. (honorific) goddess who is allegedly responsible for smallpox
  4. smallpox; pockmark

Krisa[]

Pronoun[]

Mama [[Category:Template:Ksi pronouns|Mama]]

  1. you

Lithuanian[]

Noun[]

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  1. mother

Declension[]

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Related terms[]

  • mamytė, mamelė (diminutive)

Mandarin[]

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Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ma˥˥ma/

Noun[]

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  1. (informal) mother
    The mother’s mother is called grandmother (maternal grandmother).
    The mother’s father is called grandfather (maternal grandfather).

Usage notes[]

  • Informal term for mother. The more formal term is muqin. However, in addressing one's mother, one uses mama as a term of address; muqin is not used as a term of address.

See also[]

  • (Min Nan) 阿母 (a-bú)

Martuthunira[]

Pronunciation[]

  • [[w:Template:Vma phonology|IPA]]: /mama/

Noun[]

Mama [[Category:Template:Vma nouns|Mama]]

  1. paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother

References[]

  • Dench, Alan Charles. 1995. Martuthunira: A Language of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Series C-125.

Nigerian Pidgin[]

Noun[]

Mama [[Category:Template:Pcm nouns|Mama]]

  1. mother

Panyjima[]

Pronunciation[]

  • [[w:Template:Pnw phonology|IPA]]: /mama/

Noun[]

Mama [[Category:Template:Pnw nouns|Mama]]

  1. Father; paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother.

Synonyms[]

  • papu (father)

References[]

  • 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.

Pitjantjatjara[]

Noun[]

Mama [[Category:Template:Pjt nouns|Mama]]

  1. father
  2. father’s older brother or close male friend; uncle
  3. god

Synonyms[]

  • punari

Derived terms[]

  • mama maḻatja
  • mama ngunytju
  • mama puḻka
  • maṟa mama
  • tjina mama

Polish[]

Noun[]

Mama f.

  1. mum

Declension[]

Related terms[]

  • mamusia (diminutive)
  • matka

Portuguese[]

Verb[]

Mama

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of verb mamar.
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of verb mamar.

Romanian[]

Noun[]

Mama f. (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of mamă)

  1. the mother

Serbo-Croatian[]

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /mâma/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun[]

mȁma f. (Cyrillic spelling ма̏ма)

  1. mom

Declension[]


Slovak[]

Noun[]

Mama f. (plural mamy)[[Category:Template:Sk nouns|Mama]] mam stem mám Template:Genpl Template:Decpat Template:Zena

  1. mama

Derived terms[]

  • mamička f.

Spanish[]

Etymology[]

From Latin mamma.

Noun[]

Mama f. (plural Mamas)

Singular
Mama f.

Plural
Mamas f.

  1. breast, mamma

Related terms[]

  • mamar
  • mamífero

Verb[]

Mama (infinitive mamar)

  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.

Swahili[]

Noun[]

Mama [[Category:Template:Sw nouns|Mama]]

  1. mother (one’s female parent)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at mother. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see Mama in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2009

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