funda

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See also: Funda, fundá, and fundà

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of fundamental, originating in Indian English.

Noun[edit]

funda ‎(plural fundas or fundae or fundaes)

  1. basics or fundamentals, considered as a unit
    Get your funda correct before you submit the paper.
    • 1992 [1]
      In my opinion, the funda is as follows:
  2. concept
    what is the funda behind relativity?
  3. understanding
    • 1993, [2]
      You did not have the funda to realize that the statistics is an ass.
    • 1993, [3]
      But then, your funda is weak.

Usage notes[edit]

Whilst fundaes and fundae both occur as the plural of funda, fundas is far more widespread. The pluralization to fundae is by analogy to formula/formulae. The pluralization to fundas is by the simple addition of -s.

The word is frequently used in Indian quizzing circles to denote the interesting fact or concept behind a question.

Over the past few years, funda / fundae has morphed into an irreverent term, implying an abstract and impractical statement used to coverup one's ignorance of the topic at hand. This form of usage is particularly prevalent in Indian information technology sector. Ex: My manager is giving "funda" [instead of talking about the actual issue]

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

funda

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of fundar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of fundar

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

funda

  1. indefinite genitive plural of fundur

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

funda f ‎(genitive fundae); first declension

  1. a hand-sling (contrasted with fustibalus(a sling-staff”, “a stick sling))
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative funda fundae
genitive fundae fundārum
dative fundae fundīs
accusative fundam fundās
ablative fundā fundīs
vocative funda fundae
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Etymology 2[edit]

A conjugated form of fundō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fundā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of fundō

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fundus(bottom).

Adjective[edit]

funda f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective fundo.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin funda(sling).

Noun[edit]

funda f (plural fundas)

  1. sling (cloth weapon)
    • Bible, 1 Samuel 17:50
      Portanto, Davi, com uma funda e uma pedra, mostrou ser mais forte que o Filisteu, e o entregou à morte, e não havia espada na mão de Davi.
      So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
  2. catapult, slingshot (elastic weapon)
  3. sling (hanging bandage)
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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fonder, based on Romanian fund.

Verb[edit]

a funda ‎(third-person singular present fundează, past participle fundat1st conj.

  1. to found, set a foundation

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

funda f ‎(plural fundas)

  1. (Dominican Republic, slang) small bag
  2. wrapping

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  • Orlando Alba, Cómo hablamos los dominicanos, Santo Domingo, Amigo del Hogar, 2003. (full text)

Verb[edit]

funda

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of fundar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of fundar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of fundar.

funda

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of fundir.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of fundir.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of fundir.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of fundir.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Greek [Term?].

Noun[edit]

funda ‎(definite accusative fundayı, plural fundalar)

  1. shrub, heath
  2. (botanics) heath

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Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-túnda.

Verb[edit]

-funda

  1. (intransitive) to learn
  2. (transitive) to study
  3. (transitive) to read
Inflection[edit]
Tone class H
Infinitive ukufunda
Imperative Imperative
+ object prefix
Singular funda funde
Plural fundani fundeni
Present Participial Subjunctive
1st singular ngiyafunda, ngifunda ngifunda ngifunde
2nd singular uyafunda, ufunda ufunda ufunde
1st plural siyafunda, sifunda sifunda sifunde
2nd plural niyafunda, nifunda nifunda nifunde
Class 1 uyafunda, ufunda efunda afunde
Class 2 bayafunda, bafunda befunda bafunde
Class 3 uyafunda, ufunda ufunda ufunde
Class 4 iyafunda, ifunda ifunda ifunde
Class 5 liyafunda, lifunda lifunda lifunde
Class 6 ayafunda, afunda efunda afunde
Class 7 siyafunda, sifunda sifunda sifunde
Class 8 ziyafunda, zifunda zifunda zifunde
Class 9 iyafunda, ifunda ifunda ifunde
Class 10 ziyafunda, zifunda zifunda zifunde
Class 11 luyafunda, lufunda lufunda lufunde
Class 14 buyafunda, bufunda bufunda bufunde
Class 15 kuyafunda, kufunda kufunda kufunde
Class 17 kuyafunda, kufunda kufunda kufunde
Recent past Recent past
continuous
1st singular ngifundile, ngifundē bengifunda
2nd singular ufundile, ufundē ubefunda
1st plural sifundile, sifundē sibefunda
2nd plural nifundile, nifundē nibefunda
Class 1 ufundile, ufundē ubefunda
Class 2 bafundile, bafundē bebefunda
Class 3 ufundile, ufundē bewufunda
Class 4 ifundile, ifundē beyifunda
Class 5 lifundile, lifundē belifunda
Class 6 afundile, afundē abefunda
Class 7 sifundile, sifundē besifunda
Class 8 zifundile, zifundē bezifunda
Class 9 ifundile, ifundē beyifunda
Class 10 zifundile, zifundē bezifunda
Class 11 lufundile, lufundē belufunda
Class 14 bufundile, bufundē bebufunda
Class 15 kufundile, kufundē bekufunda
Class 17 kufundile, kufundē bekufunda
Remote past Remote past
continuous
1st singular ngāfunda ngangifunda
2nd singular wāfunda wawufunda
1st plural sāfunda sasifunda
2nd plural nāfunda nanifunda
Class 1 wāfunda wayefunda
Class 2 bāfunda babefunda
Class 3 wāfunda wawufunda
Class 4 yāfunda yayifunda
Class 5 lāfunda lalifunda
Class 6 āfunda ayefunda
Class 7 sāfunda sasifunda
Class 8 zāfunda zazifunda
Class 9 yāfunda yayifunda
Class 10 zāfunda zazifunda
Class 11 lwāfunda lwalufunda
Class 14 bāfunda babufunda
Class 15 kwāfunda kwakufunda
Class 17 kwāfunda kwakufunda
Future
1st singular ngizofunda
2nd singular uzofunda
1st plural sizofunda
2nd plural nizofunda
Class 1 uzofunda
Class 2 bazofunda
Class 3 uzofunda
Class 4 izofunda
Class 5 lizofunda
Class 6 azofunda
Class 7 sizofunda
Class 8 zizofunda
Class 9 izofunda
Class 10 zizofunda
Class 11 luzofunda
Class 14 buzofunda
Class 15 kuzofunda
Class 17 kuzofunda
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-kúnda.

Verb[edit]

-funda

  1. (transitive) to swallow (food)
Inflection[edit]
Tone class H
Infinitive ukufunda
Imperative Imperative
+ object prefix
Singular funda funde
Plural fundani fundeni
Present Participial Subjunctive
1st singular ngiyafunda, ngifunda ngifunda ngifunde
2nd singular uyafunda, ufunda ufunda ufunde
1st plural siyafunda, sifunda sifunda sifunde
2nd plural niyafunda, nifunda nifunda nifunde
Class 1 uyafunda, ufunda efunda afunde
Class 2 bayafunda, bafunda befunda bafunde
Class 3 uyafunda, ufunda ufunda ufunde
Class 4 iyafunda, ifunda ifunda ifunde
Class 5 liyafunda, lifunda lifunda lifunde
Class 6 ayafunda, afunda efunda afunde
Class 7 siyafunda, sifunda sifunda sifunde
Class 8 ziyafunda, zifunda zifunda zifunde
Class 9 iyafunda, ifunda ifunda ifunde
Class 10 ziyafunda, zifunda zifunda zifunde
Class 11 luyafunda, lufunda lufunda lufunde
Class 14 buyafunda, bufunda bufunda bufunde
Class 15 kuyafunda, kufunda kufunda kufunde
Class 17 kuyafunda, kufunda kufunda kufunde
Recent past Recent past
continuous
1st singular ngifundile, ngifundē bengifunda
2nd singular ufundile, ufundē ubefunda
1st plural sifundile, sifundē sibefunda
2nd plural nifundile, nifundē nibefunda
Class 1 ufundile, ufundē ubefunda
Class 2 bafundile, bafundē bebefunda
Class 3 ufundile, ufundē bewufunda
Class 4 ifundile, ifundē beyifunda
Class 5 lifundile, lifundē belifunda
Class 6 afundile, afundē abefunda
Class 7 sifundile, sifundē besifunda
Class 8 zifundile, zifundē bezifunda
Class 9 ifundile, ifundē beyifunda
Class 10 zifundile, zifundē bezifunda
Class 11 lufundile, lufundē belufunda
Class 14 bufundile, bufundē bebufunda
Class 15 kufundile, kufundē bekufunda
Class 17 kufundile, kufundē bekufunda
Remote past Remote past
continuous
1st singular ngāfunda ngangifunda
2nd singular wāfunda wawufunda
1st plural sāfunda sasifunda
2nd plural nāfunda nanifunda
Class 1 wāfunda wayefunda
Class 2 bāfunda babefunda
Class 3 wāfunda wawufunda
Class 4 yāfunda yayifunda
Class 5 lāfunda lalifunda
Class 6 āfunda ayefunda
Class 7 sāfunda sasifunda
Class 8 zāfunda zazifunda
Class 9 yāfunda yayifunda
Class 10 zāfunda zazifunda
Class 11 lwāfunda lwalufunda
Class 14 bāfunda babufunda
Class 15 kwāfunda kwakufunda
Class 17 kwāfunda kwakufunda
Future
1st singular ngizofunda
2nd singular uzofunda
1st plural sizofunda
2nd plural nizofunda
Class 1 uzofunda
Class 2 bazofunda
Class 3 uzofunda
Class 4 izofunda
Class 5 lizofunda
Class 6 azofunda
Class 7 sizofunda
Class 8 zizofunda
Class 9 izofunda
Class 10 zizofunda
Class 11 luzofunda
Class 14 buzofunda
Class 15 kuzofunda
Class 17 kuzofunda