Vaid

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historically Wayden – Latvian Vaide, Livonian Vaid. Of Finnic origin, cognate with Livonian vait (gap, difference), its Estonian cognate (apparently vahe is meant) has a meaning "border, boundary" attested, it is possible that the Livonian term may have had this meaning as well.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vaid

  1. Vaide (a village in Courland, Latvia)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This term has open space locative forms: allative Vaidõlõ, adessive Vaidõl, ablative Vaidõld.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kersti Boiko, Ziemeļkurzemes piekrastes lībiešu ciemu vietvārdi in Kersti Boiko's Lībieši – rakstu krājums, page 220