мати mother
Parts of speech

Nouns

мати, gen. матері (accusative case: матір) - mother

матінка, матусенька, матуся, матка - dear mother (diminutive)

материнство - motherhood

Adjectives

 

материн, материна, материне - mother's, relating or pertaining to a mother

матерній - motherly, maternal

матусин - mother's, relating or pertaining to a mother (in diminutive form)

Adverbs

 

 

Verbs

 

 

Useful compounds
and collocations

 

Additional information

1. мати is the only noun of its kind, grammatically, except for its compounds (for the full declension see https://ukrainianlanguage.uk/read/unit15/page15-4.htm)

2. мати is etymologically related to мачуха, stepmother

Related words

материк - continent, mainland

матушка - sometimes used to denote the wife of an orthodox priest, this word is a loan from Russian; the traditional Ukrainian word is їмость

матка - fertile female of a species of animal; queen bee; womb or uterus

матюкати(ся) - to swear (traditionally by insulting someone's mother); use foul language

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