I've actually questioned this myself in the past, here's what I've basically found so far
After digging for a while on Japanese Q&A sites and forums, most people seemed to have concluded that it's referring to a "Paddle", as in an implement to whip the reindeer with.
However like the Western community, they have about as much of an idea as we do on ...
Arcueid is a True Ancestor which are incarnated nature spirits akin to the Elementals where the term “Elemental” usually refers to spirits born from nature.
The playable Caster in Fate/Extra was said to be the human form of Kitsune and is a bit higher than an Earth Spirit because her soul was created by Amaterasu as a unique facet of herself. Because of ...
@Templar627 makes an interesting distinction in his answer. Personality wise, the Fate/Extra Red Saber is more of a hedonist that does thing overindulgently with much gusto (expressed by her somewhat lewd attire). In the game dialogues and scenes, she is (implied to be) very openly bisexual saying the only things she cares for is what is beautiful ("...
This all probably bogs down to Nero's whimsical nature and "padoru" is just some mumble jumbo that took on a life of its own as a meme. As some may not be aware the Saber-class servant Nero Claudius is a bad, off-key singer, much like the Lancer-class Elisabeth Bathory.
Nero herself has no particular skills or feats that would qualify her to be a Saber ...
According to this official translation "padoru" means "wading".
Dashing through the snow,
in a one horse open sleigh,
together we wade through,
"Paddle paddle" could refer to using hagoita paddles in hanetsuki (Japanese badminton), a traditional Japanese New Year's game often played by girls.
This is, I think, the actual meaning of the first two verses. "Padoru padoru" could well be onomatopoeic if (if she is running) or considering these are the actual two verses of the Japanese adaptation from the "jingle bells" song about the travel of Santa on his sled, it could be also Nero singing about paddling on a sled while moving like the wind
By taking the previous question into account, the meaning is pretty clear.
OK then, we'll change topics. Saber has a lot of alter egos like Saber Alter and Saber Lily. How do you see them, Urobuchi?
Uro: What I imagine is that for the Saber Lily storyline, in Fate/stay night, Saber was completely beaten by Caster, and so she became one of her Servants. Like,...