vada

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See also: vådă, våda, and vadā

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vada (plural vadas)

  1. A type of savoury doughnut eaten as a snack in south Asia.
    • 2008, Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, Atlantic 2009, p. 204:
      I bought a tea and a potato vada, and sat under a banyan tree to eat.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Sabir, ultimately from Italian vedere (to see)[1]

Verb[edit]

vada (third-person singular simple present vadas, present participle vadaing, simple past and past participle vadaed)

  1. (Polari) To look (at), to see
    • 1997, Ian Lucas, "The Color of His Eyes: Polari and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" in: Anna Livia, Kira Hall (editors), Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality, page 90
      Bona to vada you
    • 2002, Paul Baker, Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men, page 143:
      Vada well: zhooshed riah, the shyckle mauve, full slap, rouge for days, fake ogle riahs, fortuni cocktail and mother's fabest slingbacks.
    • 2004, Paul Baker, Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang, page 1
      Oh vada well that omee-palone ajax who just trolled in - her with the cod lally-drags and the naff riah, dear.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan D. Corré, "Polari Words from Lingua Franca" in: A Glossary of Lingua Franca. 5th Edition, 2005

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Aragonese[edit]

Noun[edit]

vada f (plural vadas)

  1. strike (work stoppage)

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

vada f

  1. defect

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

vada

  1. first-person singular, second-person singular and third-person singular present subjunctive of andare
  2. third-person singular imperative of andare

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

vadā

  1. first-person singular present active imperative of vadō

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vada m

  1. genitive singular form of vads

Novial[edit]

Verb[edit]

vada (past vadad, active participle vadant, passive participle vadat)

  1. to go

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vaða, from Proto-Germanic *wadaną.

Verb[edit]

vada (present vadar, preterite vadade, supine vadat, imperative vada)

  1. to wade; to walk through (deep) water
  2. (generalized) to walk through anything which hampers one's progress

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