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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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