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AvarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Avaro-Andian: *babV (~ -o-), from Proto-Avaro-Andian: *babV (~ -o-)

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

баба (baba)

  1. mother; mom, mum

See alsoEdit


BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ба́ба (bábaf

  1. grandmother, grandma, granny, gran
  2. old woman, goody, granny
  3. mother-in-law (one’s wife’s mother)
  4. midwife, wise woman
  5. wise woman, sorceress, witch
  6. woman, weakling, milksop, mollycoddle, molly, old maid
  7. monkey

InflectionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • баба in Речник на българския език

KazakhEdit

Cyrillic баба (baba)
Arabic بابا

NounEdit

баба (baba)

  1. grandfather

MacedonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

баба (babaf (plural баби)

  1. grandmother, grandma, granny, gran
  2. old woman, goody, granny
  3. mother-in-law (one’s wife’s mother)
  4. midwife

InflectionEdit


Old Church SlavonicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

NounEdit

баба (babaf

  1. grandmother
  2. midwife
  3. wet nurse

Old East SlavicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

NounEdit

баба (babaf

  1. married woman
  2. midwife
  3. fortune teller, hex
  4. (in the plural) women

DescendantsEdit

  • Russian: ба́ба (bába)
  • Ukrainian: ба́ба (bába)

ReferencesEdit

  • Sreznevskij, I. I. (1893), “баба”, in Materialy dlja slovarja drevne-russkago jazyka po pisʹmennym pamjatnikam [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old Russian Language According to Written Monuments] (in Russian), volume 1, Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, page 35

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbabə]
  • (file)

NounEdit

ба́ба (bábaf anim or f inan (genitive ба́бы, nominative plural ба́бы, genitive plural баб)

  1. (childish) grandma, granny (short for ба́бушка (bábuška))
    Ма́ма, а где ба́ба?Máma, a gde bába?Mom, where’s grandma?
  2. (informal or archaic) old woman (short for ба́бушка (bábuška))
    Жи́ли-бы́ли дед да ба́ба.Žíli-býli ded da bába.There once lived an old man and his old woman.
  3. (colloquial, slang, derogatory) woman, female, broad; countrywoman
    Кто э́та ба́ба?Kto éta bába?Who's that broad?
    Все ба́бы ду́ры; все мужики́ сво́лочи (contemporary Russian saying)
    Vse báby — dúry; vse mužikí — svóloči
    "Every woman is stupid, every man is a bastard"
  4. (obsolete) peasant’s wife, peasant woman
  5. (derogatory) milksop, old woman (weak man)
  6. (technical) ram (of a pile driver)
  7. (technical) drop weight
  8. (cooking) baba (tall, cylindrical cake), bundt cake, Gugelhupf
    ро́мовая ба́баrómovaja bábarum baba, rum cake
  9. in expressions
    сне́жная ба́баsnéžnaja bábasnowman
    ка́менная ба́баkámennaja bábaprimitive stone statue

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bâba/
  • Hyphenation: ба‧ба

NounEdit

ба̏ба f (Latin spelling bȁba)

  1. grandmother
  2. granny, grandma
  3. (usually derogatory) old woman
  4. (derogatory) female person

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • баба” in Hrvatski jezični portal

UkrainianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ба́ба (bábaf anim (genitive ба́би, nominative plural баби́)

  1. grandmother, granny, old woman (in some cases maternal grandmother only).
  2. name of a special, delicate ritual bread that is blessed by a priest at Easter (also called бабка, babka).
  3. a name given to сніп (snip) at Christmas, a sheaf of grain (wheat or rye), brought into the home for Christmas Eve supper (svjatá večérja), placed in a corner of the room and later fed to livestock or cattle.
  4. a fortune teller or witch, practising the art of віск зливати (wax pouring).
  5. sexy bitch (girlfriend or wife).

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ReferencesEdit