cad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for caddie, from Scots, from French cadet, from dialectal capdet ‎(chief, captain), from Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput ‎(head).

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Noun[edit]

cad ‎(plural cads)

  1. A low-bred, presuming person; a mean, vulgar fellow.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. [] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?
  2. (historical) A person who stands at the door of an omnibus to open and shut it, and to receive fares; an idle hanger-on about innyards.
    • Charles Dickens, Omnibuses (in Sketches by Boz)
      We will back the machine in which we make our daily peregrination from the top of Oxford-street to the city, against any buss on the road, whether it be for the gaudiness of its exterior, the perfect simplicity of its interior, or the native coolness of its cad.

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cadō. Compare Daco-Romanian cădea, cad.

Verb[edit]

cad (third-person singular present indicative cadi/cade, past participle cãdzutã)

  1. I fall.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cid, from Proto-Celtic *kʷid, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, compare *kʷis.

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cad

  1. (interrogative, Connacht, Ulster) what

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  • 1 cía” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “cad” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "cad" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

cad

  1. rafsi of cando.

Romanian[edit]

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cad

  1. first-person singular present tense form of cădea.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of cădea.
  3. third-person plural present tense form of cădea.

Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

cad ?

  1. white

Welsh[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *katus (compare Old Irish cath).

Noun[edit]

cad f (plural cadau or cadoedd)

  1. battle, army
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Verb[edit]

cad

  1. impersonal preterite of cael

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cad gad nghad chad
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.