ESAS DUDAS OFENDEN.- ver más abajo, términos coloreados
1. f. coloq. madre (‖ respecto de sus hijos). U. m. en leng. infant.
2. f. Anat. teta (‖ órgano glanduloso).
mamá.1. f. coloq. madre (‖ respecto de sus hijos). U. m. en leng. infant
- 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.
- 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.
- 1680s, from Fr. mammaire, from L. mamma "breast," probably from the child's word for "mother."
- 1773, from Mod.L. (Linnaeus), from neut. pl. of L.L. mammalis, from mamma (see mammal).
- 1823, childish or colloquial shortening of mamma.
- 1884, Amer.Eng. variant of mamma (q.v.). As a biker's girlfriend or female passenger, from 1950s.
- "black woman having the care of white children," 1837, Southern U.S. dialect, variant of mamma.
- 1894, Amer.Eng., see mamma. Adjectival phrase mom and pop dates from 1951.
- 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.
- 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).
- 1937, from L. mamma "breast" (see mammal) + -gram.
- 1937, from L. mamma "breast" (see mammal) + -graphy.
- 1902, U.S. variant of mamma. Mommy track first attested 1987. Related: Mommies; also cf. momma