abada

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See also: abadá and Abadã

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese abada (female rhinoceros), from Malay badak (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]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَبَد(ʾabad, eternity).

Noun[edit]

abada

  1. eternity

Adverb[edit]

abada

  1. always, forever

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abada

  1. third-person singular past historic of abader

Fula[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَبَدًا(ʾabadan).

Adverb[edit]

abada

  1. never

Usage notes[edit]


Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From aba (apron) +‎ -ada (~ful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abada f (plural abadas)

  1. apronful, quantity contained in a apron or in the folds of a shirt

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Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَبَدًا(ʾabadan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔà.bà.dâː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [ʔà.bə̀.dâː]

Adverb[edit]

àbàdâ

  1. always

Ibaloi[edit]

Noun[edit]

abada

  1. (anatomy) shoulder

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese abada (female rhinoceros), from a bada (the rhinoceros), with concretion of the definite article.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈba.da/
  • Hyphenation: a‧bà‧da

Noun[edit]

abada m or f (masculine plural abadi, feminine plural abade)

  1. Alternative form of bada (rhinoceros)

Moore[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَبَدًا(ʾabadan).

Adverb[edit]

abada

  1. never

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

abada f (plural abadas)

  1. Alternative form of bada (rhinoceros)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: abada
  • Italian: abada
  • Spanish: abada

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese abada, from Malay badak.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈbada/, [aˈβ̞a.ð̞a]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

abada f (plural abadas)

  1. (obsolete) rhinoceros
    Synonym: rinoceronte

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Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abada

  1. locative singular of aba