Ҡыш бабай

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Bashkir[edit]

Ҡыш бабай

Etymology[edit]

From ҡыш "winter" + бабай "old man". Calque of Russian Дед Моро́з (Ded Moróz).

Compare with Tatar Кыш бабай (Qış babay), Kazakh, Kyrgyz Аяз Ата (Ayaz Ata).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˌqɯʂ.bɑ.ˈβɑj]
  • Hyphenation: Ҡыш ба‧бай

Proper noun[edit]

Ҡыш бабай (Qïš babay)

  1. Father Christmas, Father Frost. A traditional Yuletide gift-bearing character.

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