bāba

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *bā́ˀbāˀ[1]. Cognate with Common Slavic *ba̋ba (old woman) and Lithuanian bóba (old woman).

Noun[edit]

bãba f

  1. (vulgar) woman

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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