abada

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See also: abadá and Abadã

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese abada (female rhinoceros), from Malay badaq (rhinoceros).

Noun[edit]

abada (plural abadas)

  1. (obsolete) The rhinoceros.
  2. (mythology) A herbivorous mythological creature of the Central African Congo, similar to the unicorn. Its horns are said to be an antidote to poisons, and it has brown fur, two crooked horns and a boar's tail.
    • 1864, William Winwood Reade, Savage Africa (page 373)
      It is certain that the unicorn is not to be confounded with the abada, about which they usually dispute; this one may see by the difference of their names, as well as by the difference of their body and parts []

Anagrams[edit]


Bambara[edit]

Noun[edit]

abada

  1. eternity

Adverb[edit]

abada

  1. always, forever

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abada

  1. third-person singular past historic of abader

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abada

  1. locative singular of aba