Mater

Latin term for "mother." The term may appear spelled several different ways in historical documents according to its grammatical usage in the sentence, as shown in the following table:

 Case  Singular  Plural
 Nominative  mater  matres
 Vocative  mater  matres
 Accusative  matrem  matres
 Genitive  matris  matrum
 Dative  matri  matribus
 Ablative  matre  matribus