Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
Mater

Mater

WordNet



noun


(1)   An informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously
Wiktonary



Etymology 1


From , partly via late- .

Noun



  1. Mother.

Verb


mater
  1. To ogle, to check out, to watch (eg. an attractive person)

Latin


Etymology


From . Cognates include (thence Russian ), Persian , Mycenaean Greek , and Sanskrit .

Noun



  1. mother (female parent)
  2. mother (source, origin)
  3. matron of a house
  4. honorific title
  5. woman
  6. nurse
  7. motherland

Related terms


  • mātercula
  • māterfamilias
  • māternus
  • mātertera

  • mātrālis
  • mātrescō
  • mātrīcālis
  • mātricīda



Descendants


  • Catalan: mare
  • English: mater, matron
  • French: mère
  • Italian: madre
  • Lombard: mader

  • Novial: matra
  • Occitan: maire
  • Portuguese: madre, mãe
  • Spanish: madre