vad

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See also: vád, văd, váð, vað, wæd, våd, wād, wad, WAD, and VAD

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vað, from Proto-Germanic *wadą ‎(shallow water, ford), from Proto-Indo-European *wadʰom.

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Noun[edit]

vad n (singular definite vadet, plural indefinite vad)

  1. (rare) ford (a crossing)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See vade ‎(to wade).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaːd/, [væːˀð]

Verb[edit]

vad

  1. imperative of vade

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *wamta.[1][2]

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Adjective[edit]

vad (comparative vadabb, superlative legvadabb)

  1. wild, untamed
  2. uncontrolled, unregulated

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Noun[edit]

vad ‎(plural vadak)

  1. game (wild animal)

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(Compound words):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #1114 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

vad

  1. imperative of vade

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vadum ‎(shallow, ford), from Proto-Italic *waðom, from Proto-Indo-European *wadʰom.

Noun[edit]

vad n ‎(plural vaduri)

  1. ford

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɑː(d)/, [vɑː(d̪)]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hvat, from Proto-Germanic *hwat, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷod. Closely related to German was and English what and cognates in other languages in the branch of Germanic languages. Other IE cognates are Latin qui, quae, quod and the derived words of its successors in the family of Romance languages.

Pronoun[edit]

vad

  1. what

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse veð, cognate with Old English wedd.

Noun[edit]

vad n

  1. bet, wager
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Inflection of vad
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vad vadet vad vaden
Genitive vads vadets vads vadens

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Swedish vaþ, from Old Norse vað, from Proto-Germanic *wadą, from Proto-Indo-European *wadʰom.

Noun[edit]

vad n

  1. a ford, a place for wading, short for vadställe
Declension[edit]
Inflection of vad
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vad vadet vad vaden
Genitive vads vadets vads vadens

Etymology 4[edit]

The form vad appeared around 1807, was earlier vada or vade, plural vador. Hellquist[1] is undecided concerning the origin:

Noun[edit]

vad c

  1. (anatomy) calf; the back side of the lower part of the leg.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of vad
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vad vaden vader vaderna
Genitive vads vadens vaders vadernas

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References[edit]

  1. ^ vad 1 in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)