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MOTHER

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MAC-

Tocharian A: mācar

Tocharian B: mācer

Old Polish: mać, macier', macierz

Kashubian: mac

Upper Sorbian: mać

Lower Sorbian: maś

Belarusian: ма́ці (máci)


MAT-

Mycenaean Greek: ma-te-re

Sanskrit: मातृ (mā́tṛ, mātṛ́)

Avestan: mātar

Phrygian: ματαρ (matar)

Latin: māter

Faliscan: 𐌌𐌀𐌕𐌄 (mate)

Oscan: 𐌌𐌀𐌀𐌕𐌓𐌄𐌝𐌔 (maatreís)

South Picene: 𐌌𐌀𐌕𐌄𐌓𐌄𐌑𐌇 (matereíh) (dative singular)

Gaulish: matir

Doric Greek: μᾱ́τηρ (mā́tēr)

Old Persian: 𐎶𐎠𐎫𐎠 (m-a-t-a /mātā/)

Middle Persian: mʾtʿ /mātar/

Baluchi: مات‎ (mát)

Umbrian: matrer (genitive singular)

Sicilian: matri

Novial: matra

Messapic: matura, matira

Latvian: māte

Polish: matka, mama

East Slavic: мати (mati)

Russian: мать (matʹ), ма́ти (máti)

Rusyn: ма́ти (máty)

Ukrainian: ма́ти (máty)

Old Church Slavonic: мати (mati) ⰿⰰⱅⰹ (mati)

Slovak: mat'

Serbo-Croatian: ма̏ти mȁti

Slovene: máti

Czech: matka, máti

Old Irish: máthir

Irish: máthair

Scottish Gaelic: màthair

Celtiberian: matrubos (dative plural)

Telugu: māta

Assamese: মা (ma), মাও (maû)

Bengali: মা (ma)

Sylheti: ma

Gujarati: મા (mā)

Hindi: माँ (mā̃), मैया (maiyā), माऊ (māū)

Punjabi: ਮਾਂ (mā̃)

Urdu: ماں‎ (mā̃)


MAD-

Italian: madre

Lombard: mader

Asturian: madre, ma

Old Spanish: madre

Spanish: madre

Bactrian: μαδο (mado)

Ossetian: мад (mad)

Persian: مادر‎ (mādar)

Urdu: مادر‎ (mādar)

Hindi: मादर (mādar)

Mirandese: mai, madre

Old Portuguese: madre, mãy

Galician: mai, nai, madre

Portuguese: mãe, madre

Sauraseni Prakrit: mādā


MAR-

Franco-Provençal: mâre

Istriot: mare

Catalan: mare

Friulian: mari

Venetian: mare

Kurdish: mak, marî


MAY-

Old Armenian: մայր (mayr), մաւր (mawr) (genitive)

Bulgarian: ма́йка (májka)

Macedonian: мајка (majka)

Aragonese: mai

Leonese: mai

Angolar: maa

Annobonese: mai, me

Guinea-Bissau Creole: mai

Indo-Portuguese: mãe, mai

Extremaduran: mairi

Fala: mairi

Occitan: maire


MOT-

English: mother

North Frisian: Mooter

Central Franconian: Motter

Lithuanian: motė, motina

Old Swedish: mōþir

Albanian: motër ("sister")

Polabian: motai

Old Breton: motrep ("aunt")

Albanian: motrë ("sister")


MOD-

Old English: mōdor

Middle English: moder

Scots: moder

Old Frisian: mōder

Old Saxon: mōdar

Middle Low German: mōder

Low German: Moder, Mor

Old Dutch: muoder

Limburgish: moder

Old Norse: móðir

Icelandic: móðir

Faroese: móðir

Norwegian: moder

Swedish: moder

Danish: moder

Gutnish: moder

Scanian: moðer

Welsh: modrydaf ("queen bee") (from *modri + bydaf "beehive")

Old Cornish: modereb ("aunt")

Cornish: modreb ("aunt")

Welsh: modryb ("aunt")


MOR-

Pashto: مور‎ (mor)

Norwegian: mor

Swedish: mor

Danish: mor

Gutnish: mor


MOE-

Middle Dutch: moeder

Dutch: moeder, moer, moe

West Frisian: moer

Afrikaans: moeder

Breton: moereb ("aunt")


MOZ-

Middle Breton: mozreb ("aunt")


MU-

Old Prussian: mūti

Latgalian: muote

Old High German: muoter

Middle High German: muoter

German: Mutter

Hunsrik: Mutter, muter

Luxembourgish: Mudder

Saterland Frisian: Muur, Mour


ME-

Attic and Ionic Greek: μήτηρ (mḗtēr)

Old French: medre, mere

Middle French: mere

French: mère

Norman: mère, méthe

Walloon: mere

Pashto: مېر‎ (mer)

Ladin: mère


MI-

Modern Greek: μητέρα (mitéra)

English: mither

Scots: mither


Article published on the 11th of July 2018.


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