babu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi बाबू ‎(bābū).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

babu ‎(plural babus)

  1. A Hindu title of respect, equivalent to Mr.; hence, a Hindu gentleman or official.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘His Chance in Life’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 57:
      The Babu put on his cap and quietly dropped out of the window

Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

babu

  1. housemaid

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

babu

  1. accusative singular of baba
  2. instrumental singular of baba

Shabo[edit]

Adjective[edit]

babu

  1. two

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

babu (needs class)

  1. grandfather (from either side)

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *papu. The initial b- was introduced by analogy with Russian боб ‎(bob).

Noun[edit]

babu

  1. bean

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of babu
nominative sing. babu
genitive sing. babun
partitive sing. babud
partitive plur. babuid
singular plural
nominative babu babud
accusative babun babud
genitive babun babuiden
partitive babud babuid
essive-instructive babun babuin
translative babuks babuikš
inessive babus babuiš
elative babuspäi babuišpäi
illative  ? babuihe
adessive babul babuil
ablative babulpäi babuilpäi
allative babule babuile
abessive babuta babuita
comitative babunke babuidenke
prolative babudme babuidme
approximative I babunno babuidenno
approximative II babunnoks babuidennoks
egressive babunnopäi babuidennopäi
terminative I  ? babuihesai
terminative II babulesai babuilesai
terminative III babussai
additive I  ? babuihepäi
additive II babulepäi babuilepäi

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “боб”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Yindjibarndi[edit]

Noun[edit]

babu

  1. father