Telugu edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Telugu వాఁడు (vāṅḍu), from Old Telugu వాండు (vāṇḍu), వాన్ౚు (vānṟ̄u), ultimately from Proto-Dravidian *awanṯu, cognate with Tamil அவன் (avaṉ), Malayalam അവൻ (avaṉ), Kannada ಅವನು (avanu).

Pronoun edit

వాడు (vāḍu)

  1. he (3rd-person singular masculine informal distal pronoun).
  2. that man
See also edit
  • Telugu pronouns imply varying levels of formality. In this chart, the top entry in any cell is the most informal, while the bottom is the most formal.

Etymology 2 edit

Compare Malayalam വാടുക (vāṭuka), Tamil வாடு (vāṭu).

Verb edit

వాడు (vāḍu)

  1. to use, make use of, employ.
  2. to fade, wither.
    Synonyms: వాడిపోవు (vāḍipōvu), మ్లానమగు (mlānamagu)
Derived terms edit

References edit

వాడు at Telugu On-line Dictionaries Project on Andhra Bharati, partially sponsored by the Telugu Association of North America (in Telugu)