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mama

Noun

1 informal terms for a mother [syn: ma, mamma, mom, momma, mommy, mammy, mum, mummy, mater]
2 a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped

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English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

Reduplication of ma; a trend present in many languages, probably with ultimate origin in baby talk.

Pronunciation

  • a GenAm /ˈmɑmə/, /"mAm@/

Noun

  1. In the context of "hypocoristic": Mother, female parent.

Derived terms

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Translations

mother

Aymara

Pronunciation

  • /ma.ma/

Noun

  1. mother
  2. Mrs., mistress .
    tatanak mamanaka
    ladies and gentlemen

Bosnian

Noun

  1. mom

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • /ˈmɑmɑ/

Noun

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

Synonyms

Ewe

Hungarian

Noun

  1. mom

Korean

Noun

mama (마마, 媽媽)
  1. Your Majesty, His Majesty, Her Majesty
  2. Madame for a concubine of an ancient high-ranking official
  3. goddess who is allegedly responsible for smallpox
  4. smallpox; pockmark

Krisa

Pronoun

  1. you

Lithuanian

Noun

  1. mother

Declension

lt-noun-f-a mam

Related terms

Mandarin

Pronunciation

  • /ma˥˥ma/

Noun

  1. In the context of "informal|lang=cmn": mother

Usage notes

  • Informal term for mother. The more formal term is .

See also

Martuthunira

Pronunciation

  • /mama/

Noun

  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

  • /mama/

Noun

  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

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

Synonyms

Derived terms

Polish

Noun

  1. mum

Declension

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Romanian

Noun

  1. the mother

Serbian

Noun

  1. mom

Slovak

Noun

mam stem mám

Derived terms

Spanish

Noun

  1. breast, mamma

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Mama may refer to:
In other uses:

See also

mama in German: Mama
mama in French: Mama
mama in Dutch: Mama
mama in Polish: Mama
mama in Portuguese: Mama
mama in Russian: Мама (значения)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

dam, foster mother, genetrix, ma, mam, mammy, mater, materfamilias, maternal ancestor, matriarch, mom, mommy, mother, mummy, old lady, old woman, stepmother, the old woman
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