Bad

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See also: bad, bád, bað, båd, and բադ

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bat, from Old High German bad, from Proto-West Germanic *baþ, from Proto-Germanic *baþą. Related to bähen.

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  • IPA(key): /baːt/ (prescriptive standard; especially southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /bat/ (variant in northern and central Germany; predominant in compounds and placenames; but inflected forms with a long vowel)
  • Rhymes: -aːt, -at
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  • Homophone: Bart (some speakers)

Noun[edit]

Bad n (strong, genitive Bades or Bads, plural Bäder)

  1. bath
    ein Bad nehmento take a bath
  2. bathroom
    Synonym: Badezimmer
    Wo ist das Bad?Where is the bathroom?
  3. pool, baths
    Synonyms: Badeanstalt, Schwimmbad
  4. (destination) spa; (health) resort
    Synonyms: Kurort, Badeort
    Bad Cannstatt, Bad Homburg, Bad Segeberg, ...(place names)

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bad, from Proto-West Germanic *baþ, from Proto-Germanic *baþą.

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Bad n (plural Bieder)

  1. bath
  2. spa, baths

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Plautdietsch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German bedde, from Old Saxon bed, from Proto-West Germanic *badi, from Proto-Germanic *badją (plot; grave; resting place; bed). Cognate with Dutch bed, German Bett, English bed, Swedish bädd.

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Bad n (plural Baden)

  1. bed (place for sleeping)