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Upper Sorbian ‘baba’

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

  • midwife
  • cake

Semasiological map for ‘*baba’

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

Upper Sorbian ‘baba’:

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