баба

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Avar[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

баба (baba)

  1. mother; mom, mum

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

баба (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

Inflection[edit]


Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

Noun[edit]

баба (babaf

  1. grandmother
  2. midwife
  3. wet nurse

Old East Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

Noun[edit]

баба (babaf

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Izmail Sreznevskij (1890–1912) Materialy dlja slovarja drevnerusskogo jazyka po pisʹmennym pamjatnikam [Materials for the Dictionary of the Old East Slavic Language According to Written Monuments], in 3 vols, Saint Petersburg (Reprint: Moscow 1989), volume I, page 35ff

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ба́ба (bábaf anim, f inan

  1. (disdainful) woman, countrywoman
    Все ба́бы — ду́ры; все мужики́сво́лочи"Every woman is stupid, every man a bastard" (Russian folklore)
  2. (childish) grandma, granny (short for бабушка)
    Ма́ма, а где ба́ба?Mom, where’s grandma?
  3. (informal or archaic) old woman (short for бабушка)
    Жи́ли-бы́ли дед да ба́баThere once lived an old man and his old woman.
  4. (colloquial, slang, pejorative) woman, female, broad
    Кто э́та ба́ба?Who's that broad?
  5. (obsolete) peasant’s wife, peasant woman
  6. (weak man) milksop, old woman
  7. (technical) ram (of pile driver)
  8. (technical) drop weight
  9. (cooking) baba (tall, cylindrical cake), bundt cake, gugelhupf
    ро́мовая ба́баrum baba, rum cake
  10. сне́жная ба́баsnowman
  11. ка́менная ба́ба — primitive stone statue

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

ба̏ба f (Latin spelling bȁba)

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

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • баба” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Ukrainian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *baba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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 (sviatá vechéra), 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).

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • баба” in Ivan Bilodid (editor-in-chief) (1970–1980), Slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Dictionary of the Ukrainian language], in 11 vols, Kiev: Naukova Dumka