vad

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See also: vád, văd, váð, vað, wæd, våd, wād, wad, WAD, and VAD

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vað, from Proto-Germanic *wadą (shallow water, ford), from Proto-Indo-European *wadʰom.

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vad n (singular definite vadet, plural indefinite vad)

  1. (rare) ford (a crossing)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See vade (to wade).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaːd/, [væːˀð]

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vad

  1. Imperative of vade.

Hungarian[edit]

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vad (comparative vadabb, superlative legvadabb)

  1. wild, untamed
  2. uncontrolled, unregulated

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vad (plural vadak)

  1. game (wild animal)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vadum (shallow, ford), from Proto-Italic *waðom, from Proto-Indo-European *wadʰom.

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vad n (plural vaduri)

  1. ford

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɑː(d)/, [vɑː(d̪)]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hvat, from Proto-Germanic *hwat, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷod. Closely related to German was and English what and cognates in other languages in the branch of Germanic languages. Other IE cognates are Latin qui, quae, quod and the derived words of its successors in the family of Romance languages.

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vad

  1. what

Etymology 2[edit]

Old Norse veð, cognate with Old English wedd.

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vad n

  1. bet, wager
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Swedish vaþ (Old Norse vað). See vað.

Noun[edit]

vad n

  1. a ford, a place for wading, short for vadställe
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Etymology 4[edit]

The form vad appeared around 1807, was earlier vada or vade, plural vador. Hellquist[1] is undecided concerning the origin:

  • It might be Latin vatax, vatius, varus, pertaining to having bent feet.
  • It might be Old Swedish vaþve, Icelandic vöðvi, muscle.
  • It might be Old Saxon watho, Old High German wado, German Wade.

Noun[edit]

vad c

  1. (anatomy) calf; the back side of the lower part of the leg.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ vad 1 in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)