AskDefine | Define vas

Dictionary Definition

vas n : a tube in which a body fluid circulates [syn: vessel] [also: vasa (pl)]

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English

Etymology

From the years 1645–1655, from the word vās meaning "vessel".

Noun

vas (plural: vasa)
  1. A vessel or duct transporting any bodily fluid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.

See also

Catalan

Etymology

Latin vas

Noun

vas

Croatian

Pronoun

vas
  1. you (formal, p acc.)

French

Pronunciation

Verb form

vas
  1. are going (second-person singular indicative present of aller)

Hungarian

Etymology

From the same Uralic root *waske as Finnish vaski and Estonian vask

Pronunciation

  • /ˈvɒʃ/|lang=hu

Noun

hu-noun ak

Latin

Noun

vās (vāsis, vāsa)

Derived terms

Descendants

Noun

vās (vādis, vādes)

Romanian

Etymology

Latin

Noun

vas f and m

Spanish

Verb

es-verb-form ir

Swedish

Noun

vas

Extensive Definition

Vas (German: Eisenburg, Slovenian Železna županija) is the name of an administrative county (comitatus or megye) in present Hungary, and also in the former Kingdom of Hungary.

Vas county

Vas county lies in western Hungary. It shares borders with Austria and Slovenia and the Hungarian counties Győr-Moson-Sopron, Veszprém and Zala. The capital of Vas county is Szombathely. Its area is 3,336 km².

History

Vas is also the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is presently in western Hungary, eastern Austria and eastern Slovenia. The capital of the county was Szombathely.
Vas county arose as one of the first comitatus of the Kingdom of Hungary.
In 1918 (confirmed by the Treaty of Trianon 1920), the western part of the county became part of the new Austrian land Burgenland, and a smaller part in the southwest, known as Vendvidek became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia). In the Vendvidék in 1919 was founded a unrecognized state the Prekmurje Republic, alike in Burgenlad the Lajtabánság. The remainder stayed in Hungary, as the present Hungarian county Vas. A small part of former Sopron county went to Vas county. Some villages north of Zalaegerszeg went to Zala county, and a small region west of Pápa went to Veszprém county.
Since 1991, when Slovenia became independent from Yugoslavia, the Yugoslavian part of former Vas county (around Murska Sobota) is part of Slovenia.
The Vas county is home to a small Slovenian minority, which lives in the area between the town of Szentgotthard and the Slovenian border (see Hungarian Slovenes).

Regional structure

City with county rights

Cities and towns

(ordered by population, according to the 2001 census)

Villages

vas in Bulgarian: Ваш
vas in Czech: Vas
vas in German: Komitat Vas
vas in Esperanto: Vas (Hungario)
vas in French: Vas (Hongrie)
vas in Galician: Vas
vas in Indonesian: Vas, Hongaria
vas in Italian: Vas (Ungheria)
vas in Latvian: Vašas meģe
vas in Hungarian: Vas megye
vas in Dutch: Vas (comitaat)
vas in Japanese: ヴァシュ県
vas in Polish: Komitat Vas
vas in Portuguese: Vas (Hungria)
vas in Romanian: Comitatul Vas
vas in Russian: Ваш (медье)
vas in Slovak: Vašská župa
vas in Slovenian: Železna županija
vas in Finnish: Vas (lääni)
vas in Swedish: Vas (provins)
vas in Turkish: Vas
vas in Chinese: 沃什州
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