Definition of Mata in English:

Mata

noun

Indian
  • A mother (often used as a respectful form of address for a woman).

    • ‘He introduced the dignitaries to the mammoth crowd one by one, each of them rising from their seats to acknowledge the audience and to bow to the Mata.’
    • ‘Mama Mata feared they might not live much longer.’
    • ‘Mama Mata's presents to her cousin and nephew were given to demonstrate her attachment to them and to incur obligation.’
    • ‘I prayed to Surya, the Sun God, and to Durga Mata, the Holy Mother.’
    • ‘The inspiration for it was his mother, who believes all Goddesses are different shapes of the same Mata.’

Origin

Via Hindi from Sanskrit mātā ‘mother’.

Pronunciation

Mata

/ˈmɑːtəː/