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From Middle English dadd, dadde, of uncertain origin. 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”)), 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”).
dad (plural dads)
- (informal) A father, a male parent.
He hadn't seen his dad in years.
- (familiar) Used to address one's father
Happy Father's Day, Dad!
- (slang) Used to address an older adult male
- (a father):
- (used to address one's father familiarly): dada, daddy, pa, Pa, papa, pop, Pop, papá, papà, pappa, pater, paw
- (used to address an older adult male): daddio, pop, pops
- Mutated form of tad.
- law (body of rules and standards to be applied by courts)
This Kurdish entry was created from the translations listed at law. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see dad in the Kurdish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008
- Low German: Daat
dad m (plural dada)
- A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
- Soft mutation of tad.
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
Cognate to Silt'e [script needed] (dal).
- Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind