Reconstruction: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(old woman).

Noun[edit]

*ba̋ba f

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

Inflection[edit]

Accent paradigm a.

See also[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Derksen, Rick (2008) Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, page 32
  • boba in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė
  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “баба”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress
  • boba in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė
  • Sławski, Franciszek, editor (1974) Słownik prasłowiański (in Polish), volume I, Wrocław: Polska Akademia Nauk, page 169ff
  • Trubačev O. N., editor (1974), “*baba”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 01, Moscow: Nauka, page 105ff