Associations to the word «Mater»

Wiktionary

MATER, noun. (British slang) (now) (chiefly archaic or humorous) Mother.
MATER, noun. (biology) Someone or something that mates.
MATER LECTIONIS, noun. (phonology) A consonant letter used to represent a vowel sound in Semitic scripts.

Dictionary definition

MATER, noun. An informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously.

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.