mamma etymology

English word mamma comes from Latin mamma

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Detailed word origin of mamma

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mamma Latin (lat) (anatomy) a breast. (anatomy) an udder; a pap. (anatomy, of animals) a teat, a dug. (family) mama (a childish name for a mother in the language of children). (transferred meaning) a protuberance on tree bark.
mamma English (eng) (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). (meteorology) an accessory cloud like a mammary in appearance, which can form on the underside of most cloud genera.