Complete Definition of "mama"

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English

Alternative spellings
mamma
momma

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

Pronunciation
a|GenAm? IPA|/ËmÉmÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|hypocoristic mother|Mother, female parent.

Derived terms
whoa mama

Related terms
mom
mommy
mother
mum
mummy

Translations
trans-top|mother
Czech: máma f
Dutch: t+|nl|mama|f
Ewe: dada, nÉ
Finnish: äiti
French: maman f
trans-mid
Polish: t+|pl|mama|f
Russian: мама f (mama)
Scottish Gaelic: màmag f
Slovak: t-|sk|mama|f
Spanish: mamá f
trans-bottom


Aymara

Pronunciation
IPA|/ma.ma/

Noun
infl|ay|noun

  1. mother
  2. Mrs., mistress italbrac|general respectful address for married women.

#: tatanak mamanaka
#:: ladies and gentlemen


Bosnian

Noun
bs-noun|g=f|mame

  1. mom, mother

Synonyms
mater
majka

Category:bs:Family


Dutch

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËmÉmÉ/

Noun
nl-noun2|f|âs|atje

  1. #English|mama, mother

#: Mama, ik heb honger!
#:: Mommy, Iâm hungry!

Synonyms
ma#Dutch|ma, mam#Dutch|mam, mamma#Dutch|mamma
moeder, moe#Dutch|moe, moeke italbrac|Flemish

Category:nl:Family


Ewe

Noun
infl|ee|noun

  1. grandmother

Category:ee:Family


Hungarian

Noun
infl|hu|noun

  1. mom

Category:hu:Family


Korean

Noun
mama (ë§ë§, 媽媽)

  1. italbrac|honorific|lang=ko Your Majesty, His Majesty, Her Majesty
  2. italbrac|honorific|lang=ko Madame for a concubine of an ancient high-ranking official
  3. italbrac|honorific|lang=ko goddess who is allegedly responsible for smallpox
  4. smallpox; pockmark

Category:Romanized Korean nouns


Krisa

Pronoun
infl|ksi|pronoun

  1. you

Lithuanian

Noun
infl|lt|noun|gender=f|plural|mamos

  1. mother

Related terms
mamytÄ, mamelÄ (diminutive)

Category:lt:Family


Mandarin
zh-forms|å¦å¦|媽媽

Pronunciation
IPA|/ma˥˥ma/

Noun
cmn-noun|p|pinmÄma|pintma1ma|tra媽媽|simå¦å¦

  1. context|informal|lang=cmn mother

Usage notes
Informal term for mother. The more formal term is zh-ts|æ¯è¦ª|æ¯äº².

See also
i|Min Nan é¿æ¯ (a-bú)


Martuthunira

Pronunciation
IPA|/mama/

Noun
infl|vma|noun

  1. paternal uncle, oneâs fatherâs brother

References
Dench, Alan Charles. 1995. Martuthunira: A Language of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Series C-125.

Category:vma:Family


Panyjima

Pronunciation
IPA|/mama/

Noun
infl|pnw|noun

  1. father|Father; paternal uncle, oneâs fatherâs brother.

Synonyms
papu (father)

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, 125â244.

Category:pnw:Family


Pitjantjatjara

Noun
infl|pjt|noun

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

Synonyms
punari

Derived terms
unicode|mama maḻatja
mama ngunytju
unicode|mama puḻka
unicode|maá¹a mama
tjina mama


Polish

Noun
infl|pl|noun|gender=f i|Appendix:Polish hard feminine noun declension|declension

  1. mother

Related terms
mamusia (diminutive)
matka

Category:pl:Family


Romanian

Noun
ro-noun-def|f|na|mamÄ

  1. the mother

Serbian

Noun
sr-noun|g=f|mame

  1. mom, mother

Cyrillic spelling
мама#Serbian|мама

Synonyms
mater
majka

Category:sr:Family


Slovak

Noun
infl|sk|noun|gender=f|plural|mamy
mam stem
mám genpl
decpat zena

  1. #English|mama

Derived terms
mamiÄka f

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