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Lower Sorbian ‘babka’

The database knows following meanings of the Lower Sorbian word ‘babka’:

  • grandmother
  • woman
  • midwife

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The database has information related to this term for Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovenian and Ukrainian.

Lower Sorbian ‘babka’:

  • The Lower Sorbian meaning ‘grandmother’ is shared by Belarusian бабка, Bulgarian бабка, Czech babička, Polish babka, Russian бабка and Slovenian babica.
  • The Lower Sorbian meaning ‘woman’ is shared by Bulgarian бабка.
  • The Lower Sorbian meaning ‘midwife’ is shared by Slovenian babica.
  • The meaning ‘old woman’ (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘babka’) is attested in Belarusian бабка, Polish babka, Polish babki and Russian бабка.
  • The meaning ‘rough boletus a mushroom (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘babka’) is attested in Belarusian бабка.
  • The meaning ‘a sort of cake’ (not present in Lower Sorbian ‘babka’) is attested in Belarusian бабка, Polish babka, Polish babki and Ukrainian бабка.

NB: No information yet for Bosnian, Croatian, Kashubian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak and Upper Sorbian.

Lower Sorbian
babka
Meaning:
  1. grandmother
  2. woman
  3. midwife
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Belarusian
бабка
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. grandmother
  3. rough boletus a mushroom
  4. a sort of cake
Lower Sorbian
babka
Meaning:
  1. grandmother
  2. woman
  3. midwife
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Bulgarian
бабка
Meaning:
  1. grandmother
  2. woman (pejorative)
Lower Sorbian
babka
Meaning:
  1. grandmother
  2. woman
  3. midwife
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Czech
babička
Meaning:
  • grandmother
Lower Sorbian
babka
Meaning:
  1. grandmother
  2. woman
  3. midwife
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Polish
I.   babka
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. grandmother
  3. a sort of cake
  4. plantain
II.  babkiMeaning:
  1. old woman
  2. a sort of cake
Lower Sorbian
babka
Meaning in Russian:
  1. бабушка / grandmother
  2. женщина / woman
  3. midwife
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Russian
I.   бабка
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. grandmother
II.  бабкиMeaning:
  • money, lettuce
Lower Sorbian
babka
Meaning:
  1. grandmother
  2. woman
  3. midwife
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Slovenian
babica
Meaning:
  1. grandmother
  2. midwife
Lower Sorbian
babka
Meaning:
  1. grandmother
  2. woman
  3. midwife
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Ukrainian
бабка
Meaning:
  1. a sort of cake
  2. dragonfly

Semasiological Map for *babьka

*babьka

Meanings:

‘old woman’
‘grandmother’
‘woman’
‘midwife’
‘rough boletus a mushroom
‘a sort of cake’
‘Other’
no such word
no information yet
*babьka
Meanings
old woman grandmother woman midwife rough boletus a mushroom a sort of cake Other
Russian бабка++
Russian бабки+
money, lettuce
Ukrainian бабка++
dragonfly
Belarusian бабка++++
Polish babka++++
plantain
Polish babki++
Lower Sorbian babka+++
Czech babička+
Slovenian babica++
Bulgarian бабка++
pejorative
Meanings old woman grandmother woman midwife rough boletus a mushroom a sort of cake Other

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