funda

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of fundamental, originating in Indian English.

Noun[edit]

funda (plural fundas or fundae or fundaes)

  1. basics or fundamentals, considered as a unit
    Get your funda correct before you submit the paper.
    • 1992 [1]
      In my opinion, the funda is as follows:
  2. concept
    what is the funda behind relativity?
  3. understanding
    • 1993, [2]
      You did not have the funda to realize that the statistics is an ass.
    • 1993, [3]
      But then, your funda is weak.

Usage notes[edit]

Whilst fundaes and fundae both occur as the plural of funda, fundas is far more widespread. The pluralization to fundae is by analogy to formula/formulae. The pluralization to fundas is by the simple addition of -s.

The word is frequently used in Indian quizzing circles to denote the interesting fact or concept behind a question.

Over the past few years, funda / fundae has morphed into an irreverent term, implying an abstract and impractical statement used to coverup one's ignorance of the topic at hand. This form of usage is particularly prevalent in Indian information technology sector. Ex: My manager is giving "funda" [instead of talking about the actual issue]

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

funda

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of fundar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of fundar

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

funda f (genitive fundae); first declension

  1. a hand sling (as contrasted with fustibalus, a stick sling)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative funda fundae
genitive fundae fundārum
dative fundae fundīs
accusative fundam fundās
ablative fundā fundīs
vocative funda fundae

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Verb[edit]

fundā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of fundō

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fundus (bottom).

Adjective[edit]

funda

  1. feminine form of fundo

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin funda (sling).

Noun[edit]

funda f (plural fundas)

  1. sling (cloth weapon)
    • Bible, 1 Samuel 17:50
      Portanto, Davi, com uma funda e uma pedra, mostrou ser mais forte que o Filisteu, e o entregou à morte, e não havia espada na mão de Davi.
      So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
  2. catapult, slingshot (elastic weapon)
  3. sling (hanging bandage)
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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

funda f (plural fundas)

  1. (Dominican Republic, slang) small bag
  2. wrapping

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References[edit]

  • Orlando Alba, Cómo hablamos los dominicanos, Santo Domingo, Amigo del Hogar, 2003. (full text)

Verb[edit]

funda

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of fundar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of fundar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of fundar.

funda

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of fundir.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of fundir.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of fundir.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of fundir.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek.

Noun[edit]

funda

  1. shrub

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