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False Friends in Slavic Languages


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Bulgarian ‘бабичка’

The database knows following meanings of the Bulgarian word ‘бабичка’:

  • grandmother

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The database has information related to this term for Russian.

Bulgarian ‘бабичка’:

  • is a complete false friend in Russian.
  • The Bulgarian meaning ‘grandmother’ is unique.
  • The meaning ‘butterfly’ (not present in Bulgarian ‘бабичка’, translated as ‘пеперуда’) is attested in Russian бабочка.
Bulgarian
бабичка
Meaning in Russian:
  • бабушка / grandmother
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Russian
бабочка
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  • пеперуда / butterfly

Meanings:

‘butterfly’
‘grandmother’
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Meanings
butterfly grandmother
Russian бабочка+
Bulgarian бабичка+
Meanings butterfly grandmother

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