באָבע־מעשׂה

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

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

Descendants[edit]

  • English: bubbe-meise