nard

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English narde, from Latin nardus, from Ancient Greek νάρδος (nárdos), from Phoenician, from Sanskrit नलद (nalada, Indian narde).

Noun[edit]

nard (countable and uncountable, plural nards)

  1. A flowering plant of the valerian family that grows in the Himalayas of China, used as a perfume, an incense, a sedative, and an herbal medicine said to fight insomnia, flatulence, birth difficulties, and other minor ailments.
  2. A fragrant oil formerly much prized from the plant.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Mark XIV:
      there cam a woman with an alablaster boxe of oyntmenr, called narde, that was pure and costly, and she brake the boxe and powred it on his heed.
  3. Spikenard
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References[edit]

  • nard, in Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2nd edition, 1987.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of nuts (testicles)

Noun[edit]

nard (plural nards)

  1. (US, 1980s, slang, usually plural) Testicles.
    The soccer ball hit me right in the nards!
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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νάρδος (nárdos), from Phoenician, from Sanskrit नलद (nalada, Indian narde).

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Noun[edit]

nȁrd m (Cyrillic spelling на̏рд)

  1. nard (plant or oil)

References[edit]

  • nard” in Hrvatski jezični portal