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From Proto-Italic *waðom, from Proto-Indo-European *wh₂dʰóm (compare Proto-Germanic *wadą) < *weh₂dʰ-, same source as vādō. Cognate with Old English wadan (English wade).



vadum n (genitive vadī); second declension

  1. A shallow, ford, shoal.
  2. A body of water; sea, stream.
  3. The bottom of a body of water.


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vadum vada
Genitive vadī vadōrum
Dative vadō vadīs
Accusative vadum vada
Ablative vadō vadīs
Vocative vadum vada

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  • Asturian: vau
  • Catalan: gual
  • Friulian: vât, vâd
  • Italian: guado
  • Occitan: ga
  • Old Galician-Portuguese: vao
  • Romanian: vad
  • Sardinian: badu, bau, vadu
  • Sicilian: vadu
  • Spanish: vado
  • ? Albanian: va


  • vadum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vadum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vadum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • vadum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.