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

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Hindi वड़ा (vaṛā).

NounEdit

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.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

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VerbEdit

vada (third-person singular simple present vadas, present participle vadaing, simple past and past participle vada'd)

  1. (Polari) To look (at), to see
    • 1851, Mayhew, Henry, “Our Street Folk”, in London Labour and the London Poor[1], volume 3, published 1861, Strolling Actors, page 139:
      "The mummers have got a slang of their own, which parties connected with the perfession[sic] generally use. [] "'Vada the glaze' is—Look at the window.
    • 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.
    • 2015 October 12, Lowe, Adam, “Poem of the week: Vada That”, in The Guardian[2]:
      Though she's a bimbo bit of hard, / she’s royal and tart. And girl, you know / vadaing her eek is always bona.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:vada.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

vada f (plural vadas)

  1. strike (work stoppage)

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vada f

  1. defect

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

vada

  1. third-person singular past historic of vader

ItalianEdit

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

vadā

  1. first-person singular present active imperative of vadō

NounEdit

vada

  1. nominative plural of vadum
  2. accusative plural of vadum
  3. vocative plural of vadum

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LatvianEdit

NounEdit

vada m

  1. genitive singular form of vads

NovialEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

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

  1. to go

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PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

vada

  1. second-person singular imperative active of vadati (to say)

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish vaþa, from Old Norse vaða, from Proto-Germanic *wadaną. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂dʰ-.

VerbEdit

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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