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).
- 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)
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- Rhymes: -aːt, -at
- Homophone: Rat (according to prescriptive standard)
Rad n (plural Rieder)