Rad

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raːt/ (prescriptive standard; especially southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /rat/ (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. bicycle (abbreviation of Fahrrad)

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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