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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English wæd (a ford).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Wade

  1. A topographic surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
    • 1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, Chapter VII:
      In due time, Charles' son was born and, because it was fashionable to name boys after their fathers' commanding officers, he was called Wade Hampton Hamilton.
  3. A system of romanization for the Chinese language based on 19th-century Pekingese pronunciation, worked out by Thomas Wade.

Usage notesEdit

Technically, Wade should only refer to the system of Chinese romanization developed by Thomas Wade prior to the contributions and adjustments made by Herbert Giles. In practice, it was often used as a shorthand for the more proper term Wade-Giles.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wade, from Old High German wado, from Proto-Germanic *waþwô (curve; muscle; calf of the leg), from Proto-Indo-European *wat- (curved).

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -aːdə

NounEdit

Wade f (genitive Wade, plural Waden)

  1. calf (of the leg)

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Further readingEdit

  • Wade in Duden online