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English[]

Etymology 1[]

From Latin māter (mother), partly via late-Middle English matere.[1]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Mater

Plural
s

Mater (s)

  1. (British slang, now chiefly Template:Context 5)[1] Mother.
    • 1919, P. G. Wodehouse, ‎A Damsel in Distress‎, page 100:
      Their maters are all pals of my mater, and I don’t want to get them into trouble for aiding and abetting my little show, if you understand what I mean.
    • 1997, Colleen McCullough, Caesar’s Women‎, page 17:
      Mater, you look well.” / “I am well. And you,” she said in that dryly prosaic deep voice of hers, “look healed.”

Etymology 2[]

mate +‎ -er[2]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Mater

Plural
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Mater ({{{1}}})

  1. (biology)[2] Someone or something that mates.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 mater, n.¹” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [Draft revision; Mar. 2009]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 mater, n.²” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [Draft entry; Mar. 2001]

Anagrams[]

  • aemrt,
  • METAR
  • metra
  • tamer
  • trema

French[]

Pronunciation[]

Verb[]

mater

  1. (slang) To ogle, to check out, to watch (eg. an attractive person)

Conjugation[]

Template:Fr-conj-er

Anagrams[]

  • aemrt,
  • trame
  • tréma

Latin[]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia la

File:Ragazza e bimba in braccio.jpg

māter et īnfāns eius (mother and her baby)

Etymology[]

From Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr. Cognates include Common Slavic *mati (thence Russian мать (mat’)), Persian مادر (madar), Mycenaean Greek Template:Linb (ma-te-re), and Sanskrit मातृ (mātṛ).

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

māter (genitive mātris); f, third declension

  1. mother (female parent)
  2. mother (source, origin)
  3. matron of a house
  4. honorific title
  5. woman
  6. nurse
  7. motherland

Inflection[]

Number Singular Plural
nominative māter mātrēs
genitive mātris mātrum
dative mātrī mātribus
accusative mātrem mātrēs
ablative mātre mātribus
vocative māter mātrēs

Derived terms[]

  • alma māter
  • māter lectiōnis
  • mātercula
  • māterfamiliās
  • māternus
  • mātertera
  • mātrālis

Related terms[]

  • mātrimōniālis
  • mātrimus
  • mātrōnālis
  • mātrōnātus

Descendants[]

  • Catalan: mare
  • English: mater, matron
  • French: mère
  • Galician: madre
  • Italian: madre
  • Lombard: [[mader#Template:Lmo|mader]]
  • Novial: matra
  • Occitan: maire
  • Portuguese: madre, mãe
  • Spanish: madre

See also[]


Norwegian[]

Verb[]

Template:No-verb form

  1. present tense of mate.

Serbo-Croatian[]

Noun[]

mater

  1. Template:Sh-form-noun

Slovak[]

Etymology[]

From Common Slavic; cognate with Latin mater and Sanskrit मातृ (mātR)

Noun[]

mater f.
irregular declension
  1. mother

Declension[]

Singular Plural
nominative mater matere
genitive matere materi
dative materi materiam
accusative mater matere
vocative mater matere
locative materi materiach
instrumental materou materami

Derived terms[]

  • materčina
  • materina dúška
  • materinský
  • materný
  • materský
  • materstvo

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