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vado m. (Noun) "ford"
10th cent. From Latin vadum "ford." From Proto-Italic *waþo- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *u̯h2dh-o- 'id.'
Also the origin of numerous surnames including Vado, Vados, Bado, Bados, Vadillo, Vadillos, Badillo, Vadal, Vade, Vahillo, Badi, Vaillo, Vaello, Baelo, Badino, Badilla, and Badosa.
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese vau, French gué, Italian guado, Romanian vad, Sardinian badu
Celtic
Welsh go-di-wawd "overtook"
Germanic
Old Norse vað "to wade," Old High German watan 'id.,' Old English wadan 'id.' (English to wade)