fada

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish fada ‎(long).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fada ‎(plural fadas)

  1. The acute accent as used in Irish Gaelic orthography to mark a long vowel.
    • 1993, John Minahane, The Christian Druids: On the Filid or Philosopher-poets of Ireland, Dublin: Sanas Press (reprinted Dublin: Howth Free Press, 2008, ISBN 9780955316302) p. 35:
      When I read in the RIA Dictionary that the third person singular passive perfect of the verb fo-geib or fo-gaib “has been found”, has been found in the form frith, frioth, fo frith, foríth, and whole lot more including fríth with the fada, I find that friothfully froth-provoking.
    • 2006, Elizabeth Keane, An Irish Statesman and Revolutionary: The Nationalist and Internationalist Politics of Seán MacBride, London: I. B. Tauris, ISBN 9781845111250 p. vii:
      The Irish acute accent mark, or fada, is included on Irish proper names and words in the Irish language where required, for example Seán MacBride and Dáil Éireann, except when the fada is not used in a direct quote.
    • 2007, Holly Bennett, The Warrior’s Daughter, Custer, Washington: Orca Book Publishers, ISBN 9781551436074, p. ix:
      And finally, I have omitted the fadas, or accents, from all Irish words, since they are no help to a North American reader.
    • 2008, Caroline Williams, “The Irish Playography: documenting the Irish Theatrical Repertoire”, in: Du document à l’utilisateur : Rôles et responsabilités des centres spécialisés dans les arts du spectacle, ed. M. Auclair, K. Davis, and S. François, Brussels: Peter Lang, ISBN 9789052014340 pp. 219-20:
      It’s very common in Irish to use a fada on a name, and we had to ensure that a name like Seán, for example should [be possible for] people search [for] with or without the fada on “á”.

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin Fāta ‎(goddess of fate), from the plural of Latin fātum ‎(fate).

Noun[edit]

fada f ‎(plural fades)

  1. fairy

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin Fāta ‎(goddess of fate), from the plural of Latin fātum ‎(fate, destiny told by the gods). Compare French fée, Italian fata, Occitan and Portuguese fada, Spanish hada.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fada f ‎(plural fades)

  1. fairy

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fada

  1. third-person singular past historic of fader

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin Fāta ‎(goddess of fate), from the plural of Latin fātum ‎(fate).

Noun[edit]

fada f ‎(plural fadas)

  1. fairy

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fota, from Proto-Indo-European *wazdʰos ‎(long, wide); compare Latin vastus ‎(wide).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fada ‎(comparative faide)

  1. long
  2. far

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fada fhada bhfada
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English father.

Noun[edit]

fada

  1. father

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin Fāta ‎(goddess of fate), from the plural of Latin fātum ‎(fate, destiny told by the gods). Compare Catalan fada, French fée, Italian fata, Portuguese fada, Spanish hada.

Noun[edit]

fada f (plural fadas)

  1. fairy

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia pt

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fada, from Vulgar Latin Fāta ‎(goddess of fate), from the plural of Latin fātum ‎(fate).

Compare Galician fada, Spanish hada, Catalan fada, Occitan fada, French fée and Italian fata.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fada f (plural fadas)

  1. fairy

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fota, from Proto-Indo-European *wazdʰos ‎(long, wide); compare Latin vastus ‎(wide).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fad̪̊ə], /fat̪ə/

Adjective[edit]

fada ‎(comparative and superlative forms fhaide)

  1. long
  2. far

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Adverb[edit]

fada

  1. long
  2. far
    • Bha agam ri feitheamh fada ro fhada.
      • I had to wait far too long.

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