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Webster 1913 Edition


Mamma

Mam-ma′

,
Noun.
[Reduplicated from the infantine word
ma
, influenced in spelling by L.
mamma
.]
Mother; – word of tenderness and familiarity.
[Written also
mama
.]
Tell tales papa and
mamma
.
Swift.

Mam′ma

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Mammae
(#)
.
[L.
mamma
breast.]
(Anat.)
A glandular organ for secreting milk, characteristic of all mammals, but usually rudimentary in the male; a mammary gland; a breast; udder; bag.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mamma

MAMM`A

,
Noun.
[L. mamma, the breast or pap, and mother.]
A familiar word for mother,used by young children.

Definition 2021


mamma

mamma

See also: mammà

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmæmə/
  • Rhymes: -æmə

Noun

mamma (plural mammae or mammas)

  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. (plural: mammae)
  2. (meteorology) an accessory cloud like a mammary in appearance, which can form on the underside of most cloud genera
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Alternative spelling of mama or momma.

Noun

mamma (plural mammas)

  1. Alternative spelling of mama: mother.
    • 1856, Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
      The next day Charles had the child brought back. She asked for her mamma. They told her she was away; that she would bring her back some playthings.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

mamma f (plural mamma's or mammae)

  1. (anatomy) mamma, breast

Synonyms

Usage notes

Most people will use this word as an alternative spelling of mama (mother).


Faroese

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmamːa/
  • Rhymes: -amːa

Noun

mamma f (genitive singular mammu, plural mammur)

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

Declension

Declension of mamma
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative mamma mamman mammur mammurnar
accusative mammu mammuna mammur mammurnar
dative mammu mammuni mammum mammunum
genitive mammu mammunnar mamma mammanna

Synonyms


Finnish

Noun

mamma

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

Declension

Inflection of mamma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative mamma mammat
genitive mamman mammojen
partitive mammaa mammoja
illative mammaan mammoihin
singular plural
nominative mamma mammat
accusative nom. mamma mammat
gen. mamman
genitive mamman mammojen
mammainrare
partitive mammaa mammoja
inessive mammassa mammoissa
elative mammasta mammoista
illative mammaan mammoihin
adessive mammalla mammoilla
ablative mammalta mammoilta
allative mammalle mammoille
essive mammana mammoina
translative mammaksi mammoiksi
instructive mammoin
abessive mammatta mammoitta
comitative mammoineen

Synonyms


Gilbertese

Noun

mamma (plural mamma)

  1. mammary gland
  2. mummy; mom; mum

Verb

mamma

  1. to suck the breast

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmamːa/
  • Rhymes: -amːa

Noun

mamma f (genitive singular mömmu, nominative plural mömmur)

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

Declension

Synonyms


Italian

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mamma f (plural mamme)

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

Derived terms


Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek μάμμη (mámmē).

Pronunciation

Noun

mamma f (genitive mammae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) a breast
    Puero isti da mammam.
    Give that boy of yours your breast.
  2. (anatomy) an udder; a pap
  3. (anatomy, of animals) a teat, a dug
    Mammam sugere.
    To suck on a breast.
  4. (family) mama (a childish name for a mother in the language of children)
    Cum cibum ac potionem buas ac papas vocent, matrem mammam, patrem tatam.
    Since children call food and drink bua and papa, mother mamma and father tata.
  5. (transferred meaning) a protuberance on tree bark

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mamma mammae
genitive mammae mammārum
dative mammae mammīs
accusative mammam mammās
ablative mammā mammīs
vocative mamma mammae

Usage notes

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

Derived terms

  • mammam dare (with the dative; to give someone the breast, to suckle someone)
  • mammalis

Descendants

References


Latvian

Noun

mamma f (4th declension)

  1. mum
  2. mother

Declension


Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mama/, [ˈmɑmːa]

Noun

mamma m (definite singular mammaen, indefinite plural mammaer, definite plural mammaene)

  1. mother

Synonyms

References

“mamma” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

See also


Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mama/, [ˈmɑmːa]

Noun

mamma f (definite singular mammaa, indefinite plural mammaer, definite plural mammaene)

  1. mother

Synonyms

References

“mamma” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

See also


Pali

Alternative forms

Noun

mamma n

  1. a vital spot of the body
  2. nerve center

Declension


Romansch

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin mamma.

Noun

mamma f (plural mammas)

  1. mother

Coordinate terms

  • (with regards to gender): bab
  • (with regards to ancestry): figl, figlia

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmamː.a]

Noun

mamma c

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

Declension

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

Antonyms

Synonyms