Baba-yaga meaning

(Slavic mythology) In Polish and Russian tales, a hag who lives in a hut that stands on chicken legs and who flies through the air in a mortar, using the pestle as a rudder.
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Origin of baba-yaga

  • From Proto-Slavic *baba (“grandmother”), and Yaga, a probable diminutive of Jadwiga.

    From Wiktionary