vads

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See also: VADs and våds

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vads n

  1. genitive singular indefinite of vad
  2. genitive plural indefinite of vad

Latvian[edit]

Gāzes vads (1)
Elektrības vads (3)
Vads (4)

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the verbs vadīt, vest (to drive, to lead) (q.v.). The original meaning was thus “leader,” “one who leads;” the technical meaning of “duct,” “pipe,” “vessel” arose in the 1920s, under the influence of Russian провод (próvod), German Leitung. Cognates include Lithuanian vãdas (leader, commander), Slavic -voda in compounds such as Russian historical воевода (voevóda, war leader), Czech vévoda (duke), Polish wojewoda (ruler of a region, district).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

vads m (1st declension)

  1. pipe, tube, duct, chute (a cylindrical structure for transporting fluids)
    tvaika vadssteam pipe
    ūdensvadsaqueduct
    atkritumu vadsgarbage chute
    centrālapkures vadscentral heating pipe
    degvielas, eļļas, gāzes vadsfuel, oil, gas pipeline
  2. (anatomy) tube- or pipe-like organ in the body
    asinsvadsblood vessel
    barības vadsoesophagus (lit. feeding tube)
  3. cable, wire used for electrical power transmission
    augstsprieguma vadshigh tension cable
    izolēts vadsinsulated wire
    elektrības, telefona vadselectrical, telephone wire
    izvilkt vadu cauri istabaito pull a wire through a room
  4. dragnet, seine
    zvejot ar vaduto fish with a dragnet
    vilkt vaduto pull a dragnet
  5. (military) platoon (the lowest military tactical sub-unit)
    kājnieku vadsinfantry platoon
    vada komandierisplatoon commander

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “vads”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vads

  1. indefinite genitive singular of vad
  2. indefinite genitive plural of vad