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Croatian ‘baba’

The database knows following meanings of the Croatian word ‘baba’:

  • old woman
  • pejorative of a woman (syn.: ‘ženska’)

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The database has information related to this term for Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Czech, Kashubian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Lower Sorbian, Upper Sorbian and Ukrainian.

Croatian ‘baba’:

  • The Croatian meaning ‘old woman’ is shared by Belarusian баба, Bosnian baba, Bulgarian баба, Czech bába, Kashubian baba, Macedonian баба, Polish baba, Russian баба, Serbian баба, Slovak baba and Ukrainian баба.
  • The Croatian meaning ‘pejorative of a woman’ is shared by Czech bába, Kashubian baba, Polish baba, Russian баба, Slovak baba, Slovenian baba and Lower Sorbian baba.
  • The meaning ‘grandmother’ (not present in Croatian ‘baba’, translated as ‘baka’) is attested in Belarusian баба, Bosnian baba, Bulgarian баба, Czech bába, Macedonian баба, Serbian баба, Slovak baba and Ukrainian баба.
  • The meaning ‘midwife’ (not present in Croatian ‘baba’) is attested in Bulgarian баба, Slovak baba, Upper Sorbian baba and Ukrainian баба.
  • The meaning ‘mother-in-law’ (not present in Croatian ‘baba’) is attested in Bulgarian баба and Macedonian баба.
  • The meaning ‘cake’ (not present in Croatian ‘baba’) is attested in Belarusian баба, Polish baba, Lower Sorbian baba, Upper Sorbian baba and Ukrainian баба.
  • The meaning ‘coward’ (not present in Croatian ‘baba’) is attested in Slovak baba and Slovenian baba.
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Belarusian
баба
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. baka / grandmother
  3. cake
Croatian
baba
Meaning in Bosnian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. ženska / pejorative of a woman
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Bosnian
baba
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. baka / grandmother
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Bulgarian
баба
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. baka / grandmother
  3. midwife
  4. mother-in-law
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Czech
bába
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. baka / grandmother
  3. ženska / pejorative of a woman
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Kashubian
baba
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. ženska / pejorative of a woman
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Macedonian
баба
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. baka / grandmother
  3. mother-in-law
Croatian
baba
Meaning in Polish:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Polish
baba
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. ženska / pejorative of a woman
  3. cake
Croatian
baba
Meaning in Russian:
  1. баба / old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Russian
баба
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. ženska / pejorative of a woman
Croatian
baba
Meaning in Serbian:
  1. баба / old woman
  2. женска / pejorative of a woman
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Serbian
баба
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. baka / grandmother
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Slovak
baba
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. baka / grandmother
  3. ženska / pejorative of a woman
  4. midwife
  5. coward
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Slovenian
baba
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. ženska / pejorative of a woman
  2. coward
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Lower Sorbian
baba
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. ženska / pejorative of a woman
  2. cake
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Upper Sorbian
baba
Meaning:
  1. midwife
  2. cake
Croatian
baba
Meaning:
  1. old woman
  2. pejorative of a woman
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Ukrainian
баба
Meaning in Croatian:
  1. baba / old woman
  2. baka / grandmother
  3. midwife
  4. cake

Semasiological Map for *baba

*baba

Meanings:

‘old woman’
‘grandmother’
‘pejorative of a woman’
‘midwife’
‘mother-in-law’
‘cake’
‘coward’
no such word
no information yet
*baba
Meanings
old woman grandmother pejorative of a woman midwife mother-in-law cake coward
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Bulgarian баба++++
Meanings old woman grandmother pejorative of a woman midwife mother-in-law cake coward

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