באָבע־מעשׂה

YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From בָּבָא־מעשׂה(bovo-mayse), the popular name of the Bovo-Bukh, by assimilation of the foreign proper name בָּבָא(bovo) to Yiddish באָבע(bobe, grandmother).

PronunciationEdit

  • (YIVO, Litvish) IPA(key): /ˈbɔbəˌmaɪsə/
  • (Southern) IPA(key): /ˈbʊbəˌma(n)sə/, [ˈbʊbəˌmaːsə]

NounEdit

באָבע־מעשׂה (bobe-maysef, plural באָבע־מעשׂיות(bobe-mayses)

  1. old wives' tale (rumour, myth or superstition)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: bubbe-meise