dad

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See also: Dad, DAD, dåd, -dad, ḍaḍ, and dáð

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dadd, dadde, of uncertain origin. Possibly related to Low German detta (grandfather)[1]. Possibly from a metathetic variation of unrecorded Old English *ætta, *atta (father), from Proto-Germanic *attô ("father, forefather"; whence also North Frisian ate, aatj, taatje, tääte (father; dad), Cimbrian tatta (dad)), from Proto-Indo-European *átta (father), whence Sanskrit तत (tata, father); or perhaps of Celtic origin, compare Welsh and Breton tad, Old Irish data; and possibly related to Russian дя́дя (djádja, uncle) and/or Russian де́душка (déduška, grandfather).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dæd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æd

Noun[edit]

dad (plural dads)

  1. (informal) A father, a male parent.
    He hadn't seen his dad in years.
  2. (familiar) Used to address one's father
    Happy Father's Day, Dad!
  3. (slang) Used to address an older adult male

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic дад
Roman dad
Perso-Arabic داد

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *dāt-. Cognate with Turkish tat, Bashkir тат (tat), Kazakh тәтті (tätti, sweet, palatable) etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dad (definite accusative dadı, plural dadlar)

  1. taste
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Derived terms[edit]

Derived compounded verbs:

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian داد

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dad (definite accusative dadi, plural dadlər)

  1. (Classical Azerbaijani) justice
  2. (Classical Azerbaijani) court of justice
  3. (Classical Azerbaijani) equivalent, replacement
  4. (Classical Azerbaijani) punishment
  5. complaint, grievance
Declension[edit]

Interjection[edit]

dad

  1. alas! woe!

Etymology 3[edit]

Possibly from Arabic إِمْدَاد (ʾimdād), verbal noun of Arabic أَمَدَّ (ʾamadda)

Noun[edit]

dad (definite accusative dadı, plural dadlar)

  1. help, aid, assistance
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References[edit]

  • Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*dāt-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  • Абдуллајев Б. Т.; Оруҹов Ә. Ә.; Ширвани Ј. З., editors (1966), “дад”, in Әрәб вә фарс сөзләри лүғәти. [Dictionary of Arabic and Persian words], Baku: Азәрбајҹан ССР Елмләр Академијасы Нәшријјаты, page 134
  • Orucov, Əliheydər, editor (2006), “dad”, in Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti [Explanatory Dictionary of the Azerbaijani Language] (in Azerbaijani), volume I, Baku: Şərq-Qərb, page 507-508

Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

dad

  1. Mutated form of tad.

Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian داد (dad).

Noun[edit]

dad f

  1. justice

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dēdiz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁tis. Cognate with Old English dǣd, Dutch daad, Old High German tāt (German Tat).

Noun[edit]

dād f

  1. deed

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Romani[edit]

Noun[edit]

dad m (plural dada)

  1. father

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Irish dada, tada.

Noun[edit]

dad m

  1. anything, aught, tittle
    Ciod e th' ort? Chan eil dad.
    What is wrong with you? Nothing.

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  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)

Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

dad m

  1. people

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

dad

  1. Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of dar.

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dad

  1. Soft mutation of tad.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tad dad nhad thad
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Zay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Silt'e [script needed] (dal).

Noun[edit]

dad

  1. (anatomy) belly

References[edit]

  • Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind