See also: vága, vagá, väga, våga, Vågå, and -vaga

Catalan

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Etymology 1

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Deverbal from vagar (to wander).

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Noun

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vaga f (plural vagues)

  1. strike (cessation of work)
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Etymology 2

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Verb

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vaga

  1. inflection of vagar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Galician

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Vagas ("waves"), O Vicedo, Galicia

Etymology 1

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From Old French vague, from Old Norse vágr (sea), from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz (wave, storm).[1]

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vaga f (plural vagas)

  1. wave (sea undulation)
    Synonym: onda
  2. swell (a long series of ocean waves, generally produced by wind, and lasting after the wind has ceased)
    Synonym: mareira

Etymology 2

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From Latin vagus.

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vaga f sg

  1. feminine singular of vago

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vaga

  1. inflection of vagar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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  1. ^ Joan Coromines, José A. Pascual (1983–1991) “bogar”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos

Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈva.ɡa/
  • Rhymes: -aɡa
  • Hyphenation: và‧ga

Etymology 1

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Adjective

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vaga

  1. feminine singular of vago

Etymology 2

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Verb

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vaga

  1. inflection of vagare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Latin

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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vagā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of vagō

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective

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vaga

  1. inflection of vagus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

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vagā

  1. ablative feminine singular of vagus

Lithuanian

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Etymology

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Cognate with Latvian vaga (chunk of dirt), Old Prussian wagnis (ploughshare).

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vagà f stress pattern 4

  1. furrow, groove, channel
  2. scooped chuck of earth
  3. watercourse (direction of flow)

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Derived terms

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References

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  • vaga”, in Lietuvių kalbos etimologinio žodyno duomenų bazė [Lithuanian etymological dictionary database], 2007–2012
  • vaga”, in Lietuvių kalbos žodynas [Dictionary of the Lithuanian language], lkz.lt, 1941–2024

Maltese

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Italian vacare.

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vaga (imperfect jvaga)

  1. to become vacant

Conjugation

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    Conjugation of vaga
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
perfect m vagajt vagajt vaga vagajna vagajtu vagaw
f vagat
imperfect m nvaga tvaga jvaga nvagaw tvagaw jvagaw
f tvaga
imperative vaga vagaw
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Portuguese

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Etymology 1

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From Old French vague, from Old Norse vágr (sea), from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz (wave, storm).

Noun

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vaga f (plural vagas)

  1. wave

Etymology 2

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Back-formation from vagar (to vacate).[1][2][3]

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vaga f (plural vagas)

  1. vacancy, opening
  2. parking space
  3. slot, spot
  4. place (as in a course or a job)

Etymology 3

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective

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vaga

  1. feminine singular of vago

Etymology 4

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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vaga

  1. inflection of vagar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Scanian

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Etymology

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From Old Norse vaka.

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vaga

  1. to be awake

Serbo-Croatian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from German Waage.

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  • IPA(key): /ʋǎːɡa/
  • Hyphenation: va‧ga

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vága f (Cyrillic spelling ва́га)

  1. balance, scales (device for weighing goods for sale)

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Slovene

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Etymology

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Borrowed from German Waage.

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vȃga f

  1. balance, scales (device for weighing goods for sale)
    Synonym: tẹ̑htnica
  2. weight
    Synonym: tẹ́ža

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbaɡa/ [ˈba.ɣ̞a]
  • Rhymes: -aɡa
  • Syllabification: va‧ga

Etymology 1

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Noun

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vaga f (plural vagas)

  1. female equivalent of vago

Etymology 2

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Adjective

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vaga

  1. feminine singular of vago

Etymology 3

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Verb

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vaga

  1. inflection of vagar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Swedish

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Adjective

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vaga

  1. inflection of vag:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Uneapa

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Etymology

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From Proto-Oceanic *waga, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waŋka, possibly from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *baŋkaq.

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Noun

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vaga

  1. canoe

Further reading

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  • Terry Crowley et al, The Oceanic Languages (2013), page 366
  • Johnston, R.L. 1982. "Proto-Kimbe and the New Guinea Oceanic hypothesis". In Halim, A., Carrington, L. and Wurm, S.A. editors. Papers from the Third International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Vol. 1: Currents in Oceanic, 59-95.