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to do[edit]

The translations need to be synchronised with the synonym baby. Will probably check and/or move there and add {{trans-see}}, if there are no objections. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 23:29, 4 October 2012 (UTC)


There is no evidence for this word being borrowed or being borrowed from English, except into French (BÉBÉ). It has its parallels in Welsh BABAN = Irish BABAN[8], probably from an infantile echoic origin that has been retained through millennia[6] and therefore pre-Germanic. For a Germanic word, see bub and its meaning. Professor Skeat's origin here does not explain the Irish word.

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods.

Andrew H. Gray 20:55, 4 November 2015 (UTC)Andrew Werdna Yrneh Yarg (talk) 17:22, 18 August 2015 (UTC)Andrew