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English

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mamma

Plural
mammae

mamma (mammae)
  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.
  2. Another term for mama or mother.

Derived terms

Translations


Dutch

Noun

mamma f. (plural mamma's, mammae)

  1. mamma, breast

Synonyms

Usage notes

Most people will use this word as an alternative spelling of mama (mother, mama, mamma) but this is not true, according to Van Dale.


Finnish

Noun

mamma

  1. (dialectal) mama
  2. (colloquial) An elder, plump woman.

Declension

Synonyms

mama

elder plump woman


Gilbertese

Noun

mamma (plural mamma)

  1. mammary gland.
  2. mummy (UK)

Verb

mamma

  1. suck the breast.

Icelandic

Declension of mamma
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative mamma mamman mömmur mömmurnar
accusative mömmu mömmuna mömmur mömmurnar
dative mömmu mömmunni mömmum mömmunum
genitive mömmu mömmunnar mamma mammanna
Other words with the same declension


Noun

mamma f.

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

Synonyms


Italian

Noun

mamma f. (plural mamme)

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

Derived terms


Latin

Etymology

Noun

mamma f. (genitive mammae)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a breast
    Puero isti date mammam.
    Let the boy suck on the breast.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an udder; a pap
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a teat,a dug
    Mammam sugere.
    To suck on a breasts.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a childish name for a mother; in the language of children
    Cum cibum ac potionem [[bua#Template:lang:la|buas]] ac [[papa#Template:lang:la|papas]] vocent, matrem mammam, patrem [[tata#Template:lang:la|tatam]].
    Since children call food and drink [[bua#Template:lang:la|bua]] and [[papa#Template:lang:la|papa]], mother mamma and father tata.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a protuberance on tree bark

Usage notes

  • This term was used especially of females, but also of males- although rarely:
    Mammas homo solus e maribus habet.

Derived terms


Norwegian

Noun

mamma m. (definite singular mammaen; indefinite plural mammaer; definite plural mammaene)

  1. mother

Synonyms

See also


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for mamma Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mamma mamman mammor mammorna
Genitive mammas mammans mammors mammornas

mamma c.

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

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Synonyms

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