Today’s word: baby.
Baby first showed up in the late fourteenth century as as babi, which is a diminutive of baban, which despite being English is probably a word you haven’t heard of. Baban was shortened into the word babe, which actually preceded baby. Some think it comes from the word babble, a descendent of the Greek word barbaros (barbarian) which did showed up in English more than a century before babe or baby, and is also probably not related to the Tower of Babel. It’s interesting to note that in other languages, words descended from barbaros are words for grandmother. Don’t know why. Just reporting it.