Baba Yaga - Meaning in Russian

Russian phrase of the day | Dec 05, 2019
Ба́ба Яга́
[ bá-ba ya-gá ]
Phrase , feminine
Baba Yaga (Russian fairy tales character)
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Some facts about Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga is a name of a "Russian witch". The word baba is a way to refer to a woman (not the nicest one, we don't recommend to use it), and Yaga is her name.

According to some theories, the predecessor of Baba Yaga was the Slavic goddess Yaginya. The second nickname of Yaga is “bone leg”, and her hut is surrounded by a fence of human bones and skulls.

If you are interested to learn more, here is a more detailed Baba Yaga story.

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Examples of "Baba Yaga" in Russian

  • Ба́ба яга́ - э́то изве́стный персона́ж ру́сских ска́зок.

    bá-ba ya-gá - é-ta eez-vyés-nyî peer-sa-násh rús-keeh ská-zak

    Baba Yaga is a famous character in Russian fairy tales.

  • Ба́ба Яга́ живёт в лесу́ в избу́шке на ку́рьих но́жках.

    bá-ba ya-gá zhee-vyót v lee-sú v eez-búsh-kye na kúr'-eeh nósh-kah

    Baba Yaga lives in a forest in a hut on chicken legs.

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