μπαμπάς

GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baˈbas/
  • Hyphenation: μπα‧μπάς

Etymology 1Edit

From Ottoman Turkish بابا(baba) + ending (-s)[1] or onomatopoeic child word[2]. The ancient hypocoristic for πατήρ (patḗr, father) was πάππας (páppas). Unrelated is the mediaeval βάβω (bábō) / μπάμπω (mpámpō) ("grandma, old woman"), from Slavic *babo.

NounEdit

μπαμπάς (bampásm (plural μπαμπάδες)

  1. dad, father (informal)
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Etymology 2Edit

From French baba (confection of that name).

NounEdit

μπαμπάς (bampásm (plural μπαμπάδες)

  1. baba (bun, usual soaked in rum often with cream)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ μπαμπάς in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2010), “μπαμπάς”, in Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas [Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek] (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre