bab

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of baby,‎ babby, or babber

Noun[edit]

bab ‎(plural babs)

  1. (Britain, informal) Baby
  2. (Angling, East Anglia) A bait for eels, consisting of a bundle of live worms.
    • 2006 February 1, Meiklejohn, John, “Babbing for eels”, in BBC - WW2 People's War[1]:
      The worms were threaded onto the yarn until we had 4 or 5 feet of big juicy worms threaded through. We would coil it all up and put an old rusty nut at the centre and tie it on a bit of string on an old ash pole — this was the bab.

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Verb[edit]

bab ‎(third-person singular simple present babs, present participle babbing, simple past and past participle babbed)

  1. (Angling, East Anglia) To fish for eels using a bab.
    • 1884, Davies, George Christopher, Norfolk Broads and Rivers, W. Blackwood and sons, page 244:
      The babbers follow the eels, and you may see fifteen boats as close together as possible, babbing away, and catching as much as four stone-weight of eels per boat of a night.
    • 1948, Guy, William, Mostly Memories: Some Digressions, C. J. Cousland, page 24:
      Sometimes we trolled or set liggers for pike, we seldom babbed for eels, it was such a slimy job.
    • 2006 February 1, Meiklejohn, John, “Babbing for eels”, in BBC - WW2 People's War[2]:
      Another classic example was babbing for eels; he would come along and say — ‘Goodnight for babbing, make you some babs’.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Slavic language, compare Serbo-Croatian bob, Slovak bôb, Russian боб ‎(bob, bean), from Proto-Slavic *bobъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bab ‎(plural babok)

  1. bean

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative bab babok
accusative babot babokat
dative babnak baboknak
instrumental babbal babokkal
causal-final babért babokért
translative babbá babokká
terminative babig babokig
essive-formal babként babokként
essive-modal
inessive babban babokban
superessive babon babokon
adessive babnál baboknál
illative babba babokba
sublative babra babokra
allative babhoz babokhoz
elative babból babokból
delative babról babokról
ablative babtól baboktól
Possessive forms of bab
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. babom babjaim
2nd person sing. babod babjaid
3rd person sing. babja babjai
1st person plural babunk babjaink
2nd person plural babotok babjaitok
3rd person plural babjuk babjaik

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic [script needed].

Noun[edit]

bab

  1. chapter

Irish[edit]

Noun 1[edit]

bab m ‎(genitive singular bab, nominative plural babanna)

  1. Alternative form of bob ‎(bob; fringe)

Noun 2[edit]

bab m ‎(genitive singular bab, nominative plural babanna)

  1. Alternative form of bob ‎(stump, target)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bab bhab mbab
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Kurdish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bab m

  1. father

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bab

  1. rafsi of zbabu.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bab

  1. chapter (section in a book)

Meriam[edit]

Noun[edit]

bab

  1. father or paternal uncle

Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali.

Noun[edit]

bab

  1. father

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Puter, Vallader) bap

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *babbus. Compare Sardinian babbu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bab m (plural babs)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) father

Coordinate terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • pader (term to address a priest or monk)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bab m ‎(genitive singular baba, plural baban or babannan)

  1. tuft, tassel
  2. child's excrement (hence abab)
  3. stain
    • Bithidh sin 'n a bhab air fhad 's is beò e.
      That will be a stain on him as long as he lives.

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References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)