vada

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See also: váda, vadā, vadă, vådă, vāda, vaða, and вада

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Hindi वड़ा (vaṛā).

Noun[edit]

vada (plural vadas)

  1. A type of savoury doughnut eaten as a snack in south Asia.
    • 2008, Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, Atlantic 2009, p. 204:
      I bought a tea and a potato vada, and sat under a banyan tree to eat.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Sabir vada, ultimately from Italian vedere (to see)[1]

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Verb[edit]

vada (third-person singular simple present vadas, present participle vadaing, simple past and past participle vada'd)

  1. (Polari) To look (at), to see
    • 1851, Mayhew, Henry, “Our Street Folk”, in London Labour and the London Poor[1], volume 3, published 1861, Strolling Actors, page 139:
      "The mummers have got a slang of their own, which parties connected with the perfession[sic] generally use. [] "'Vada the glaze' is—Look at the window.
    • 1967, Kenneth Williams as Sandy, “Gaslight Son of Flicker”, in Round the Horne, written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman:
      You may have vada'd one of our tiny bijou masterpiecettes, heartface.
    • 2015 October 12, Lowe, Adam, “Poem of the week: Vada That”, in The Guardian[2]:
      Though she's a bimbo bit of hard, / she’s royal and tart. And girl, you know / vadaing her eek is always bona.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:vada.

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  1. ^ Alan D. Corré, "Polari Words from Lingua Franca" in: A Glossary of Lingua Franca. 5th Edition, 2005

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

vada f (plural vadas)

  1. strike (work stoppage)

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Noun[edit]

vada f

  1. defect

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

vada

  1. third-person singular past historic of vader

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

vada

  1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive of andare
  2. third-person singular imperative of andare

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

vadā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of vadō

Noun[edit]

vada

  1. nominative plural of vadum
  2. accusative plural of vadum
  3. vocative plural of vadum

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vada m

  1. genitive singular form of vads

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vaða, from Proto-Germanic *wadaną.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • va (short form)
  • vade (long form with e infinitive)

Verb[edit]

vada (present tense vader, past tense vadde, supine vadd or vadt, past participle vadd, present participle vadande)

  1. (intransitive) to wade
  2. (intransitive, chiefly about fish) swim at the surface

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

vada n

  1. definite plural of vad
  2. definite plural of vad

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Novial[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

vada (past vadad, active participle vadant, passive participle vadat)

  1. to go

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Pali[edit]

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Verb[edit]

vada

  1. second-person singular imperative active of vadati (to say)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish vaþa, from Old Norse vaða, from Proto-Germanic *wadaną. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂dʰ-.

Verb[edit]

vada (present vadar, preterite vadade, supine vadat, imperative vada)

  1. to wade; to walk through (deep) water
  2. (generalized) to walk through anything which hampers one's progress

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