mamma etymology

English word mamma comes from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂-méh₂-, and later Proto-Germanic *mōmǭ (Aunt, auntie. Mama, mother.)

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Detailed word origin of mamma

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*méh₂-méh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mōmǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Aunt, auntie. Mama, mother.
*mōme Old English (ang)
mome Middle English (enm)
mama English (eng) (hypocoristic, usually, childish) Mother, female parent.
mamma English (eng) : mother.

Words with the same origin as mamma

Descendants of *méh₂-méh₂-
mama mammy moan mom momma mommy moon moonlight moonshine mum mummy