Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga (by Viktor Vasnetsov)

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Slavic *baba (grandmother), and Yaga, a probable diminutive of Jadwiga, probably through Russian Ба́ба-Яга́ (Bába-Jagá).

Proper noun[edit]

Baba Yaga

  1. (Slavic mythology) In Polish, Bulgarian and Russian tales, a hag who lives in a hut that stands on chicken legs and who flies through the air in a mortar, using the pestle as a rudder.

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Proper noun[edit]

Baba Yaga f

  1. (Slavic mythology) Baba Yaga (hag who flies through the air in a mortar)