jueves, 2 de diciembre de 2010

El misterioso origen del término Mamá

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(Del lat. mamma, voz infantil).

1. f. coloq. madre (respecto de sus hijos). U. m. en leng. infant.

2. f. Anat. teta (órgano glanduloso).


(Adapt. del fr. maman).

1. f. coloq. madre (respecto de sus hijos). U. m. en leng. infant

mammal Look up mammal at Dictionary.com
1826, Anglicized form of Mod.L. Mammalia (1773), coined 1758 by Linnaeus for the class of mammals, from neut. pl. of L.L. mammalis "of the breast," from L. mamma "breast," perhaps cognate with mamma.
mamma Look up mamma at Dictionary.com
1570s, reduplication of *ma-, nearly universal among the I.E. languages (cf. Gk. mamme "mother, grandmother," L. mamma, Pers. mama, Rus., Lith. mama "mother," Ger. Muhme "mother's sister," Fr. mamen, Welsh mam "mother"). Probably a natural sound in baby-talk, perhaps imitative of sound made while sucking. In educated usage, the stress is always on the last syllable. In terms of recorded usage in English, mum is from 1823, mummy 1839, momma 1884, mom 1894, and mommy 1902.
mammary Look up mammary at Dictionary.com
1680s, from Fr. mammaire, from L. mamma "breast," probably from the child's word for "mother."
Mammalia Look up Mammalia at Dictionary.com
1773, from Mod.L. (Linnaeus), from neut. pl. of L.L. mammalis, from mamma (see mammal).
ma Look up ma at Dictionary.com
1823, childish or colloquial shortening of mamma.
momma Look up momma at Dictionary.com
1884, Amer.Eng. variant of mamma (q.v.). As a biker's girlfriend or female passenger, from 1950s.
mammy Look up mammy at Dictionary.com
"black woman having the care of white children," 1837, Southern U.S. dialect, variant of mamma.
mom Look up mom at Dictionary.com
1894, Amer.Eng., see mamma. Adjectival phrase mom and pop dates from 1951.
mama Look up mama at Dictionary.com
early 19c. spelling variant of mamma. Meaning "sexually attractive woman" first recorded 1925 in black slang; mama's boy "soft, effeminate male" is from 1896.
Maia Look up Maia at Dictionary.com
Roman goddess of fertility, lit. "she who brings increase," related to magnus "great." Gk. Maia, one of the Pleiades, lit. "mother, nurse, midwife," however, is said to be from infant babbling (see mamma).
mammogram Look up mammogram at Dictionary.com
1937, from L. mamma "breast" (see mammal) + -gram.
mammography Look up mammography at Dictionary.com
1937, from L. mamma "breast" (see mammal) + -graphy.
mommy Look up mommy at Dictionary.com
1902, U.S. variant of mamma. Mommy track first attested 1987. Related: Mommies; also cf. momma

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