بابا

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See also: بابوand پاپا

Arabic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pāpa.

Noun[edit]

بَابَا (bābām (plural بَابَوَات(bābawāt) or بَابَاوَات(bābāwāt))

  1. (Christianity) pope, patriarch
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Etymology 2[edit]

From baby talk.

Noun[edit]

بَابَا (bābām

  1. (childish) papa, daddy, father
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Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From baby talk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baː.ba/, [bɑː.bɑ]

Noun[edit]

بابا (bābam (plural بَابَوَات(bābāwāt) or بَابَهات(bābāhāt))

  1. papa, daddy, father
    Synonyms: أبو(abu), والد(wālid)

Usage notes[edit]

The mentioned plurals are rarely used, while the most common plural is أَبَّهات(abbahāt) which stems from the Classical Arabic word أَبْ(ʾab).


Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

بابا (baba)

  1. papa, daddy, father

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Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: baba

Pashto[edit]

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Noun[edit]

بابا (bâbâm

  1. (informal) dad, daddy
  2. grandfather

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Persian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Dari بابا
Iranian Persian
Tajik бобо (bobo)

بابا (bâbâ)

  1. (colloquial) dad, daddy, father
    Synonyms: پاپا(pâpâ), پدر(pedar, father)
  2. (colloquial) grandpa, grandfather
    Synonyms: بابابزرگ(bâbâ-bozorg), پدربزرگ(pedar-bozorg, grandfather)
  3. (colloquial) fellow

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South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From baby talk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bˤaː.bˤa/, [ˈbɑˤː.bˤɑ]

Noun[edit]

بابا (ḅāḅam

  1. dad, papa
  2. an affectionate form of address used by a father to his child

See also[edit]

  • أب(ʔabb, father)
  • ماما(ṃāṃa, mom)

Urdu[edit]

Noun[edit]

بابا (bābām (Hindi spelling बाबा)

  1. papa, daddy, father