raad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic رَعْد (raʿd, thunder).

Noun[edit]

raad

  1. The electric catfish.
    • 1858, George Wilson, “On the electric fishes as the earliest electric machines employed by mankind”, in The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art, volume 3:
      "It might reasonably be expected," says Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson, "that the raad, or electric fish of the Nile, would be one of the most sacred, and forbidden for food; and it seems not to be represented among those caught in the ancient fishing scenes." He adds regarding the raad:—"It is a small fish, and the one I saw measured little more than a foot long by four inches in depth, but it had the power of giving a very strong shock. It is the Melapterurus electricus, and may have been the ancient Latus."

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch raet, from Old Dutch rāt, from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz.

Noun[edit]

raad m (plural raden, diminutive raadje n)

  1. advice
  2. council; committee that leads or governs
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Verb[edit]

raad

  1. first-person singular present indicative of raden
  2. imperative of raden

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Manx[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish rót (road; highway).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /reːd̪/, /raːd̪/

Noun[edit]

raad m (genitive singular raaidjey, plural raaidjyn)

  1. road, roadway
    T'eh cummal tessyn yn raad.He lives across the road.
    Hie eh er y raad aggairagh.He took the wrong road.
    Ta raad aym ry hooyl.I have a road to walk.
    Haink dubbaghyn fliaghee er y raad.Pools of rain formed on the road.
  2. trail, track
    V'eh er y raad kiart.He was on the right track.
  3. way, route, direction
    Hug eh shilley stiagh 'sy çhapp er e raad er ash.He dropped into the shop on his way back.
    Ta mee goll er y raad s'girrey.I'm going by the shortest route.
    Yiare eh raad da hene trooid y chionnal.He forced his way through the crowd.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (road, roadway): bayr
Derived terms[edit]
  • fo-raad (branch, secondary road)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

raad (verbal noun raadey, past participle raadit)

  1. (intransitive) anchor

References[edit]

  • 1 rót” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

raad (definite accusative raadı, plural {{{2}}})

  1. (Internet) Alternative form of rahat
    Raad ol reyiz.