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.

Noun[edit]

*bàba f[1][2]

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

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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
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “baba -y”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (SA 22, 69, 166, 199; PR 132; MP 17; RPT 110)”