kwaɗo

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Hausa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An areal word, found in both Niger-Congo (e.g. Ga kɔ̃́dɔ̃́ (frog)) and Nilo-Saharan (e.g. Temein kwúɗóʔ (frog, toad)). The ultimate origin may be ideophonic.

Noun[edit]

kwā̀ɗō m (plural kwā̀ɗī, possessed form kwā̀ɗon)

  1. frog, toad
  2. padlock
  3. embroidery design in the shape of a half moon

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kwaɗò m (possessed form kwaɗòn)

  1. a kind of sauce, usually made with peanuts