guado

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See also: guadò

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wadą (ford), from Proto-Indo-European *wadʰom, perhaps through a Late Vulgar Latin *uadam. Compare French gué (ford). Other sources list it as deriving from Latin vadum [1], [2], itself from the same Proto Indo-European root as the Germanic, and thus cognate to it. However, it was likely influenced in pronunciation by the corresponding Germanic term (the change of Classical Latin 'V', originally pronounced /w/, to /v/ had probably already occurred in the Vulgar Latin dialects by the Proto-Romance era in the early Middle Ages; thus the normal result in Italian would have been *vado). Compare Spanish vado, Portuguese vau, Romanian vad, Sicilian vadu, which were not affected by the Germanic influence.

Noun[edit]

guado m (plural guadi)

  1. ford
  2. wade

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

guado

  1. first-person singular present indicative of guadare

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sapere.it/enciclopedia/guado+%28lessico%29.html
  2. ^ http://etimo.it/?term=guado&find=Cerca