Dada

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See also: dada, dáda, dadà, ɗada, da da, dàdà, dAdA, and DADA

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Etymology[edit]

From French dada (literally hobby horse).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɑːdɑː/
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Dada (uncountable)

  1. A cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland during and as a reaction to World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1920, which primarily involved visual arts, literature (mainly poetry), theatre, and graphic design, and was characterized by deliberate irrationality, disillusionment, cynicism, nihilism, randomness, and rejection of the prevailing standards in art.

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Yoruba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • The given name (Sense 1) is believed to be derived from the name of the divinity (Sense 2)

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Dàda

  1. a unisex given name, an orúkọ àmútọ̀runwá given to a child born with long curly hair or locks
    a kò gbọ́dọ̀ gé irun-un Dàda láìṣe-ètùtù; bí a bá ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀, ọmọ yìí yóò kú
    We must not cut the hair of Dada without doing the proper rites, if we do not do so, the child will die
  2. An orisha of nature, plants, and children. They are identified as an older sibling of Ṣàngó and associated as the deification of the Aláàfin of Ọ̀yọ́, Àjàká. They are believed to be a protecter of Dàda children.
    Synonyms: Àjàká, Àwúru, Baáyànnì

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