vads

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vads n

  1. genitive singular indefinite of vad
  2. genitive plural indefinite of vad

Latvian[edit]

Gāzes vads (1)
Elektrības vads (3)
Vads (4)

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the verbs vadīt, vest (to drive, to lead) (q.v.). The original meaning was thus “leader,” “one who leads;” the technical meaning of “duct,” “pipe,” “vessel” arose in the 1920s, under the influence of Russian провод (próvod), German Leitung. Cognates include Lithuanian vãdas (leader, commander), Slavic -voda in compounds such as Russian historical воевода (voevóda, war leader), Czech vévoda (duke), Polish wojewoda (ruler of a region, district).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

vads m (1st declension)

  1. pipe, tube, duct, chute (a cylindrical structure for transporting fluids)
    tvaika vads — steam pipe
    ūdensvads — aqueduct
    atkritumu vads — garbage chute
    centrālapkures vads — central heating pipe
    degvielas, eļļas, gāzes vads — fuel, oil, gas pipeline
  2. (anatomy) tube- or pipe-like organ in the body
    asinsvads — blood vessel
    barības vads — oesophagus (lit. feeding tube)
  3. cable, wire used for electrical power transmission
    augstsprieguma vads — high tension cable
    izolēts vads — insulated wire
    elektrības, telefona vads — electrical, telephone wire
    izvilkt vadu cauri istabai — to pull a wire through a room
  4. dragnet, seine
    zvejot ar vadu — to fish with a dragnet
    vilkt vadu — to pull a dragnet
  5. (military) platoon (the lowest military tactical sub-unit)
    kājnieku vads — infantry platoon
    vada komandierisplatoon commander

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “vads” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vads

  1. indefinite genitive singular of vad
  2. indefinite genitive plural of vad