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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *ēda
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: silly, evil
Russian meaning: глупый, дурной
Turkic: *Ada
Mongolian: *ada
Tungus-Manchu: *ēde-
Japanese: *ántá
Comments: Mong. may be < Turk., see EDT 40, Щербак 1997, 94. The Jpn. high tone seems to contradict the TM length, but it may be secondary, see above.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *Ada
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 danger 2 to endanger
Russian meaning: 1 опасность 2 подвергать опасности
Old Turkic: ada (tuda) 1, adart- 2 (Orkh., OUygh.)
Shor: aza 'name of an evil spirit' (Верб.)
Yakut: ataɣastā- 'to insult'
Tuva: adam 'dashing, extraordinary'
Comments: EDT 40, 68.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *ada
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: devil, evil spirit
Russian meaning: злой дух
Written Mongolian: ada (L 9)
Middle Mongolian: ada (HYt)
Khalkha: ad
Buriat: ada
Kalmuck: adǝ
Ordos: ada
Comments: Mong. > Kirgh. ada (KW 1).
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *ēde-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 silly 2 defect, shortcoming
Russian meaning: 1 глупый 2 недостаток, увечье
Literary Manchu: eden 2
Ulcha: ede(n) 1
Nanai: ēdẽ 1
Oroch: ede 1
Udighe: ēde 1
Comments: ТМС 2, 439. Man. > Dag. eden (Тод. Даг. 138).
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *ántá
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: useless, vain
Russian meaning: бесполезный, напрасный
Middle Japanese: ada
Tokyo: adá
Kyoto: ádà
Kagoshima: adá
Comments: JLTT 376. The word is usually confused etymologically with *áta 'foe', which seems, however, to have a different origin. Modern accentuation points to *ántá, but it may be secondary because of this confusion.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *ē̆da
Meaning: silly
Altaic: *ēda
Dravidian: *eḍḍ-
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *eḍḍ-
Meaning : fool, stupid
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *eḍḍ-
Proto-Telugu : *eḍḍ-
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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *eḍḍ-
Meaning : fool, stupid
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : eṭṭan_
Tamil meaning : boor, fool (< Ka.)
Kannada : eḍḍu, heḍḍu
Kannada meaning : stupidity, foolishness; a stupid thing or person
Kannada derivates : eḍḍa, heḍḍa a dull, stupid man; fem. eḍḍati, heḍḍati; eḍḍatana, eḍḍutana, heḍḍatana stupidity; eḍega a good-for-nothing fellow; fem. eḍati
Kodagu : heḍḍë
Kodagu meaning : stupid (< Ka.)
Tulu : heḍḍu, heḍḍa
Tulu meaning : dull, stupid
Tulu derivates : heḍḍe a stupid man; fem. heḍḍi; eḍavaṭṭụ, eḍevaṭṭụ dull, stupid; (B-K.) ēḍe a blockhead
Number in DED : 0792
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *eḍḍ-
Meaning : an ignorant man, boor, fool
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : eḍḍaya
Dialectal forms (1) : eḍḍe
Dialectal forms (2) : eḍḍẽḍu
Additional forms : Also eḍḍetanamu stupidity
Number in DED : 792
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