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English

Noun

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Singular
ama

Plural
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  1. Alternative spelling of amah.
  2. (nautical) The float on the outrigger of a proa or trimaran.
  3. Fabric made from the hair of a camel or goat.

References


Basque

Noun

ama

  1. mother

Galician

Verb

ama

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

Guaraní

Noun

ama

  1. rain

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈɒmɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ama

Pronoun

ama

  1. that

Icelandic

Verb

ama [[Category:Template:lang:is verbs|ama]] (amaði)

  1. to trouble

Derived terms


Irish

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA: [ˈɑmˠə]
  • (Connacht, Ulster) IPA: [ˈamˠə]

Noun

ama

  1. Genitive singular form of am.

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h prefix with t- prefix
ama n-ama hama t-ama
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian

Verb

ama [[Category:Template:lang:it verb forms|ama]]

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of amare.
  2. Second-person singular imperative of amare.

Japanese

Noun

ama (hiragana あま)

  1. 海女: fisherwoman
  2. : nun (buddhism)
  3. アマ: amateur
  4. 亜麻: flax
  5. : heaven, sky

Old Norse

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: am-a

Verb

ama

  1. to bother

Noun

ama

  1. a large amount, a ton

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: a‧ma

Noun

ama f. (plural amas)

  1. female nurse
  2. female housekeeper
  3. governess

Derived terms

Verb

ama

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

Sicilian

Verb

ama

  1. Third person singular present active indicative of amari.
  2. Third person singular present active subjunctive of amari.
  3. Second person singular imperative of amari.

Spanish

Noun

ama f. (plural amas)

Singular
ama f.

Plural
amas f.

  1. lady of the house
  2. proprietress
  3. landlady
  4. housekeeper, head maid
  5. nursemaid, nanny
  6. wetnurse
  7. mistress

Usage notes

The feminine noun ama is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:

el ama

However, if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.


Related terms

Verb

ama (infinitive: amar)

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of amar.
  2. Informal second-person singular (“tú”) affirmative imperative form of amar.

Tagalog

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic, compare Fijian tama.

Noun

ama

  1. father

Torres Strait Creole

Noun

ama

  1. mother
  2. maternal aunt; one's mother's sister
  3. mother-in-law; one's spouse's mother

Turkish

Conjunction

ama

  1. but; however

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