Reconstruction:Proto-Balto-Slavic/bā́ˀbāˀ

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This Proto-Balto-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-Balto-Slavic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nursery language.

Noun[edit]

*bā́ˀbāˀ f[1][2]

  1. old woman

Inflection[edit]

Fixed accent.

Descendants[edit]

  • Latgalian: bõba
  • Latvian: bãba
  • Lithuanian: bóba
  • Slavic: *bàba (see there for further descendants)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*bàba”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 32: “*báʔbaʔ”
  2. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015), “boba”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 96: “*báʔbaʔ”