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Definitions and meaning of mama

mama

Alternative forms

  • mamma, momma

Etymology

Originally from baby talk. Possibly influenced by Middle English mome (mother, aunt), from Old English *mōme, from Proto-West Germanic *mōmā, 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).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: mäʹmə, IPA(key): /ˈmɑmə/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈmɑː/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːmə

Noun

mama (plural mamas)

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

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • amma, ma'am

'Are'are

Noun

mama

  1. father

References

  • Kateřina Naitoro, A Sketch Grammar of 'Are'are: The Sound System and Morpho-Syntax (2013)

Amis

Noun

mama

  1. father

Aukan

Noun

mama

  1. mother
  2. woman
    Synonym: uman

Aymara

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.ma/

Noun

mama

  1. mother
  2. Mrs., mistress (general respectful address for married women).

Azerbaijani

Noun

mama (definite accusative mamanı, plural mamalar)

  1. (dialectal)paternal aunt
    Synonym: bibi
  2. mom
    Synonym: ana

Usage notes

Declension

References

Further reading

  • “mama” in Obastan.com.

Bavarian

Noun

mama

  1. (Timau) mother, mom, mama

References

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien.

Bikol Central

Noun

mama (masculine papa)

  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, nanay
  2. a term of address to one's mother, mother-in-law or wife

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈma.mə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈma.ma/

Noun

mama f (plural mames)

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

Derived terms

  • càncer de mama (breast cancer)

Related terms

Further reading

  • “mama” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “mama” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “mama” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “mama” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Cebuano

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun

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 Jargon

Etymology

From English mama or French maman.

Noun

mama

  1. mother
    Synonym: naha
    Coordinate term: papa

Dutch

Etymology

Loaned from French maman

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑmaː/
  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /mɑˈmaː/
  • Rhymes: -aː

Noun

mama f (plural mama's, diminutive mamaatje n)

  1. mama, mother
    Synonyms: ma, mam
    Synonyms: moeder, moe, (Flemish) moeke

Alternative forms

  • mamma

References


Ewe

Noun

mama

  1. grandmother

Fijian

Noun

mama

  1. ring (for one's finger)

Galician

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (anatomy) mamma, breast

Related terms

  • mamar
  • mamífero

Verb

mama

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

Garo

Etymology

Likely from Bengali মামা (mama)

Noun

mama

  1. maternal uncle
  2. husband of aunt
  3. father-in-law
  4. brother of father-in-law

Synonyms

  • mamagipa (formal)
  • mamatang (formal)

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese mama. Cognate with Kabuverdianu mama.

Noun

mama

  1. bosom
  2. breast of a woman

Hausa

Noun

mā̀ma f (possessed form mā̀mar̃)

  1. mother
    Synonym: uwa

Noun

mā̀ma m (possessed form mā̀man)

  1. breast
    Synonym: nono

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɒmɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma
  • Rhymes: -mɒ

Noun

mama (plural mamák)

  1. mom, mum
    Synonyms: anya, anyu, édesanya, anyuka, anyuci
    Coordinate term: papa
  2. (dialectal) grandmom

Declension

Derived terms

Further reading

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

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from English mamaFrench mamanGerman MamaItalian mammaRussian ма́ма (máma)Spanish mamá.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmama/

Noun

mama (plural mamai)

  1. mama, mom, mommy, mum
    Synonym: matro
    Coordinate terms: papa, patro

Irish

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mama m (genitive singular mama, nominative plural mamaí)

  1. (literary) breast, pap
  2. (anatomy) mamma
    Synonym: faireog mhamach

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • "mama" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “mama”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Entries containing “mama” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Istriot

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mama f

  1. mom, mamma, mother

See also

  • mare

Japanese

Romanization

mama

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まま
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ママ

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese mama.

Noun

mama

  1. bosom
  2. breast of a woman

Krisa

Pronoun

mama

  1. you

Laboya

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmaːma]

Etymology 1

Verb

mama

  1. to chew betel

Etymology 2

Noun

mama

  1. to mother

References

  • Allahverdi Verdizade (2019) , “mama”, in Lamboya word list, Leiden: LexiRumah

Latgalian

Etymology

Originally from baby talk, possibly through or influenced by other languages. Compare Lithuanian mama, Russian мама (mama) and English mama.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmama/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun

mama f (diminutive mameņa)

  1. (colloquial) mum, mummy

Declension

Synonyms

  • (more formal) muote

Coordinate terms

  • tēte (dad)

References

  • A. Andronov; L. Leikuma (2008) Latgalīšu-Latvīšu-Krīvu sarunu vuordineica, Lvava, →ISBN, page 10

Lithuanian

Noun

mamà f (plural mãmos) stress pattern 4

  1. mother

Declension

Related terms

  • mamýtė, mamẽlė (diminutive)

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmama]

Noun

mama f (diminutive maminka)

  1. mother, mom

Declension

Further reading

  • mama in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag
  • mama in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Maquiritari

Noun

mama

  1. mother (used when addressing one’s mother, but not when referring to her)

References

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).

Martuthunira

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mama/

Noun

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.

Mauritian Creole

Etymology 1

From French maman

Noun

mama

  1. mother

Etymology 2

From Hindi मामा (māmā) and Marathi मामा (māmā).

Noun

mama

  1. uncle
    Synonyms: chacha, tonton

References

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Mòcheno

Etymology

Possibly derived from Middle High German muome, from Old High German muoma, from Proto-West Germanic *mōmā (mama, mother), from Proto-Germanic *mōmǭ (mama, mother; aunt, auntie). Cognate with German Mama, English mama.

Noun

mama f

  1. mother

References

  • “mama” in Cimbrian, Ladin, Mòcheno: Getting to know 3 peoples. 2015. Servizio minoranze linguistiche locali della Provincia autonoma di Trento, Trento, Italy.
  • “mama” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Nigerian Pidgin

Noun

mama

  1. mother

Pali

Alternative forms

Pronoun

mama

  1. genitive/dative singular of ahaṃ (me)

Panyjima

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mama/

Noun

mama

  1. father
    Synonym: papu
  2. paternal uncle (one’s father’s brother)

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.

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Dutch mama.

Noun

mama

  1. mother

Pitjantjatjara

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɐmɐ]

Noun

mama

  1. father
    Synonym: punari
  2. father’s older brother or close male friend; uncle
    Synonym: mama puḻka
  3. god

Derived terms


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.ma/

Noun

mama f

  1. mum

Declension

Related terms

Further reading

  • mama in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin mamma. Compare Italian mammella, French mamelle.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈmɐ.mɐ/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma
  • Rhymes: -ama

Noun

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (human) breast, bosom
  2. (animal) udder, teat

Verb

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

Quechua

Noun

mama

  1. mother
  2. madam, lady
  3. (figuratively) nest, home
  4. (geology) vein
  5. (mathematics) matrix

Declension

Derived terms

  • jatun mama
  • mama qucha

See also

  • tayta

Romanian

Noun

mama f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of mamă

Rwanda-Rundi

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *mààmá.

Noun

māmá 1a (plural bāmâmá 2a)

  1. my mother
  2. my maternal aunt

See also

  • nyoko (your mother)
  • nyina (his/her mother)
  • data (my father)

Sardinian

Etymology

From Latin mamma, from Ancient Greek μάμμη (mámmē).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmama/

Noun

mama f (plural mamas) (Limba Sarda Comuna)

  1. mother

See also

  • babbu
  • tzia

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mâma/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun

mȁma f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏ма)

  1. mom

Declension


Slovak

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmama/

Noun

mama f (genitive singular mamy, nominative plural mamy, genitive plural mám, declension pattern of žena)

  1. mama

Declension

Derived terms

Further reading

  • mama in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmama/, [ˈma.ma]

Noun

mama f (plural mamas)

  1. (anatomy) mamma, breast

Related terms

Verb

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.

Swahili

Pronunciation

Noun

mama (n class, plural mama)

  1. mother (female parent)
    Coordinate term: baba
  2. Respectful term of address for an older woman.

Derived terms

  • mama mboga (female vegetable hawker)
  • mama ntilie (female food hawker)
  • mama samaki (female fish hawker)

Tagalog

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.maʔ/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun

mamà

  1. a term used in referring to, or in addressing, a male unknown to the speaker
    Synonyms: mang, manong

Pronunciation 2

  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma
  • IPA(key): /ma.ˈma/
  • IPA(key): /ma.ma/
  • IPA(key): /ˈma.ma/

Etymology

/ma.ˈma/ from Spanish mamá, adapted from French maman. /ma.ma/ from Hokkien 媽媽. /ˈma.ma/ from English mama / momma.

Noun

mama (masculine papa)

  1. (colloquial, familiar, childish) mum, mom
    Synonyms: ma, ina, nanay, inay, nay, inang, nanang
  2. sibling of parent, younger than father or mother; any relative of the father or mother

Pronunciation 3

  • IPA(key): /ma.ˈmaʔ/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ma

Noun

mamâ

  1. betel chewing

Related terms


Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English mama.

Noun

mama

  1. mother
    Antonym: papa

Derived terms

  • mama karim

Tumbuka

Noun

mama 1a (plural ŵamama 2)

  1. mother, mom

Coordinate terms

  • dada

Turkish

Noun

mama (definite accusative mamayı, plural mamalar)

  1. baby food
  2. food (in child's language)

Declension


Upper Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmama]

Noun

mama f (diminutive mamička or mamimka)

  1. mama, mommy, mum

Declension

Related terms


Venda

Verb

mama

  1. to suck

Venetian

Etymology

From Latin mamma. Compare Italian mamma.

Noun

mama f (plural mame)

  1. mother
  2. mum, mummy

Wanyi

Etymology

Compare Guugu Yimidhirr mayi.

Noun

mama

  1. (vegetable-based) food

References

  • 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)

Yoruba

Alternative forms

  • mọ̀mọ́

Noun

màmá

  1. mother

Coordinate terms

  • baba

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a child's name for mother.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)