nard

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See also: Nard, närd, and n-ard

English[edit]

Nard (Nardostachys jatamansi)

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)d

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English narde, from Old French narde, Latin nardus, from Ancient Greek νάρδος (nárdos), from Phoenician [Term?], Sanskrit नलद (nálada, Indian narde). Doublet of nardus.

Noun[edit]

nard (countable and uncountable, plural nards)

  1. Nardostachys jatamansi, a flowering plant of the valerian family that grows in the Himalayas, used as a perfume, an incense, a sedative, and an herbal medicine.
  2. A fragrant oil from the plant, formerly much prized.
  3. American spikenard (Aralia racemosa), a North American perennial herb with an aromatic root.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of nuts (testicles) or nads (gonads).

Noun[edit]

nard (plural nards)

  1. (US, 1980s, slang, usually in the plural) Testicles.
    The soccer ball hit me right in the nards!
    • 2006, Max Brooks, World War Z:
      I’m sure whoever was in charge must have been one of the last of the Fulda Fucktards, you know, those generals who spent their nard-drop years training to defend West Germany from Ivan.
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νάρδος (nárdos), from Phoenician, from Sanskrit नलद (nálada, Indian narde).

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nȁrd m (Cyrillic spelling на̏рд)

  1. nard (plant or oil)

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  • nard” in Hrvatski jezični portal

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nard (nominative plural nards)

  1. valerian

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