Rad

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German rad, from Proto-Germanic *raþą, from Proto-Indo-European *Hret- (to roll). Related to English rotary and Spanish rueda (wheel) (which descended from same PIE root through Latin rota).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁaːt/ (prescriptive standard; especially southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ʁat/ (predominant in northern and parts of central Germany; but inflected forms with a long vowel)
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːt, -at
  • Homophone: Rat (according to prescriptive standard)

Noun[edit]

Rad n (genitive Rades or Rads, plural Räder, diminutive Rädchen n)

  1. wheel
  2. Clipping of Fahrrad; bicycle
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English rad.

Noun[edit]

Rad n (genitive Rads or Rad, plural Rads)

  1. (physics) rad (non-SI unit of absorbed dose of radiation)
    Coordinate term: Gray

Further reading[edit]

  • Rad in Duden online
  • Rad in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German rad, from Proto-Germanic *raþą. Cognate with German Rad, Dutch rad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Rad n (plural Rieder)

  1. wheel