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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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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Mother, female parent.

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Translations


Aymara

Pronunciation

Noun

mama

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

Bosnian

Noun

mama f (plural mame)

  1. mom

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

mama f. (plural ’s, diminutive atje)

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

Synonyms


Ewe

Noun

mama

  1. grandmother

Galician

Verb

mama

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

Hungarian

Noun

mama

  1. mom

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

  1. you

Lithuanian

Noun

mama f. (plural mamos)

  1. mother

Declension


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Mandarin

simplified

妈妈

traditional

媽媽

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ma˥˥ma/

Noun

mama (Pinyin māma, traditional 媽媽, simplified 妈妈)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) mother

Usage notes

  • Informal term for mother. The more formal term is trad. 母親, simpl. 母亲.

See also


Martuthunira

Pronunciation

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.

Panyjima

Pronunciation

Noun

mama

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

Synonyms

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

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

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Polish

Noun

mama f. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|mama]]

  1. mum

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative mama mamy
Genitive mamy mam
Dative mamie mamom
Accusative mamę mamy
Instrumental mamą mamami
Locative mamie mamach
Vocative mamo mamy

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Romanian

Noun

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

  1. the mother

Serbian

Noun

mama f. (plural mame) (Cyrillic spelling мама)

  1. mom

Slovak

Noun

mama f. (plural mamy) mam stem mám gen pl (declension pattern): žena

  1. mama

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Spanish

Noun

mama f. (plural mamas)

Singular
mama f.

Plural
mamas f.

  1. breast, mamma

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