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Polish ‘babka’

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

  • old woman
  • grandmother
  • a sort of cake
  • plantain
See also: babki

Semasiological map for ‘*babьka’

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

Polish ‘babka’:

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

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

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