raad

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See also: Raad and ráad

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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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raːt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: raad
  • Rhymes: -aːt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch râet, from Old Dutch rāt, from Proto-West Germanic *rād, from Proto-Germanic *rēdaz.

Noun[edit]

raad m (plural raden, diminutive raadje n)

  1. An advice, counsel.
    Synonym: advies
  2. A council, board, body which advises, concerts and/or decides.
  3. (historical, obsolete, current in compound official titles) A person who gives advice in an official, permanent capacity; a councillor; title of a member of an advisory body to a sovereign or a judicial council.
    • 1738 November 25, Governor and Councillors of the Society of Berbice, Prohibition of slaves leaving their plantations at night without the permission of and a pass from their masters.[1], Fort Nassau:
      Alzoo ter kennisse van Zijn Weledele Gestrenge de Heer Gouverneur en Heeren Raden is gekoomen hoe dat sommige negrosslaven bij nagt ende ontijden zigh van haare wooninge begeeven ende met corjaaren de revier op ende nederswerven ende op andere plantagien, ook wel in de tuynen, komen, 't welke alzoo niet en behoort ende oorsake geeft van veele disordre en diefstallen (...).
      Thus it has come to the knowledge of His Worshipful Lord Governor and Lords Councillors how some Negro slaves go from their homes at night and at odd hours and wander up and down the river in dugouts and go to other plantations, sometimes also into the gardens, which is not proper and gives rise to a lot of disorder and thefts (...).
Derived terms[edit]
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Europese Raad on the Dutch Wikipedia.Wikipedia nl
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Raad van de Europese Unie on the Dutch Wikipedia.Wikipedia nl
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Raad van Europa on the Dutch Wikipedia.Wikipedia nl
  • Related terms[edit]

    Descendants[edit]

    • Afrikaans: raad
    • Indonesian: rad

    Etymology 2[edit]

    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. A 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]

    (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

    Verb[edit]

    raad (verbal noun raadey, past participle raadit)

    1. (intransitive) anchor

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    Turkish[edit]

    Noun[edit]

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

    1. (Internet) Alternative form of rahat
      Raad ol reyiz.(please add an English translation of this usage example)