vada

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

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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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.

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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
    • 1967, Kenneth Williams as Sandy, Round the Horne, written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman:
      There, look, Mr. Horne! Vada that great butch lucoddy!
    • 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.
    • 1997, Ian Lucas, "The Color of His Eyes: Polari and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" in: Anna Livia, Kira Hall (editors), Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality, page 90
      Bona to vada you
    • 2002, Paul Baker, Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men, page 143:
      Vada well: zhooshed riah, the shyckle mauve, full slap, rouge for days, fake ogle riahs, fortuni cocktail and mother's fabest slingbacks.
    • 2004, Paul Baker, Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang, page 1
      Oh vada well that omee-palone ajax who just trolled in - her with the cod lally-drags and the naff riah, dear.
    • 2015 October 12, Lowe, Adam, “Poem of the week: Vada That”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Though she's a bimbo bit of hard, / she’s royal and tart. And girl, you know / vadaing her eek is always bona.

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References[edit]

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

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Aragonese[edit]

Noun[edit]

vada f (plural vadas)

  1. strike (work stoppage)

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

vada f

  1. defect

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Further reading[edit]

  • vada in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • vada in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

vada

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

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

vadā

  1. first-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

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “vada”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • vada in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vada m

  1. genitive singular form of vads

Novial[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to go

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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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