Appendix:Proto-Slavic/baba

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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *bā́ˀbāˀ, from nursery language. Cognate with Lithuanian bóba (old woman) and Latvian bãba.

Noun[edit]

*ba̋ba f (accent paradigm a)

  1. old woman
  2. grandmother
  3. woman
  4. midwife
  5. sorceress, witch, hex

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 32
  • boba in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė
  • баба” in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
  • boba in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė
  • Franciszek Sławski (ed.). (1974–2001), Słownik prasłowiański, Wrocław: Polskiej Akademii Nauk, volume I, page 169ff
  • “*baba” in Oleg Trubačóv (ed.) (1974–), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages], Moscow: Nauka, volume 01, page 105ff