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Bulgarian ‘баба’

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

  • old woman
  • grandmother
  • midwife
  • mother-in-law

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

Bulgarian ‘баба’:

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

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