dad

dad

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dæd/
  • Rhymes: -æd

Etymology 1

From Middle English dadd, dadde, of uncertain origin.

  • Perhaps imitative of a child's first uttered syllables da, da.
  • Possibly related to Low German detta (grandfather).
  • 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 (from Proto-Brythonic *tad), Old Irish data; and possibly related to Russian дя́дя (djádja, uncle) and/or Russian де́душка (déduška, grandfather), all imitative.

Alternative forms

  • dadde (obsolete)
  • dadda

Noun

dad (plural dads)

  1. (informal) A father, a male parent.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:father
  2. Used to address one's father
    Synonyms: dada, daddy, pa, Pa, papa, pop, Pop, papá, papà, pappa, pater, paw
  3. (slang) Used to address an older adult male
    Synonyms: daddio, pop, pops
Derived terms
  • dadless
  • granddad
Related terms
Translations

See also

  • mum, mom
  • sire

References

Etymology 2

Noun

dad (plural dads)

  1. A lump or piece.
  2. A blow; act of striking something.

Verb

dad (third-person singular simple present dads, present participle dadding, simple past and past participle dadded)

  1. (transitive) To throw against something; to dash.

Anagrams

  • AD&D, ADD, add, add.

Angloromani

Etymology

From Romani dad.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈdæd], [dæd]

Noun

dad

  1. father
    Synonyms: daddarus, daddi, daddus

References

  • “dad” in The Manchester Romani Project, Angloromani Dictionary.

Azerbaijani

Etymology 1

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dɑd]

Noun

dad (definite accusative dadı, plural dadlar)

  1. taste
    Synonym: tam
Declension
Derived terms

Descendants

  • Lezgi: дад (dad)

Etymology 2

From Persian داد

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dɑːd]

Noun

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

Interjection

dad

  1. alas! woe!

Etymology 3

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

Noun

dad (definite accusative dadı, plural dadlar)

  1. help, aid, assistance
Declension

References

  • 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

Balkan Romani

Alternative forms

  • dat (Sepečides, Sofia Erli)

Etymology

From Romani dad.

Noun

dad m

  1. (Bugurdži, Crimea, Kosovo Arli, Macedonian Arli, Sofia Erli, Ursari) father
    Synonyms: (Bugurdži) babi, (Sofia Erli) baba

Derived terms

References

  • “dad” in Bugurdži Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Crimean Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Kosovo Arli Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Macedonian Arli Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Sofia Erli Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Ursari Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.

Baltic Romani

Alternative forms

  • daad (Latvia)

Etymology

From Romani dad.

Noun

dad m

  1. (Lithuania, North Russia) father

Derived terms

References

  • “dad” in Lithuanian Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in North Russian Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.

Breton

Noun

dad

  1. Mutated form of tad.

Carpathian Romani

Etymology

From Romani dad.

Noun

dad m

  1. (Burgenland, East Slovakia, Gurvari, Hungarian Vend, Prekmurski, Romungro, Veršend) father

Derived terms

References

  • “dad” in Burgenland Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in East Slovak Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Gurvari Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Hungarian Vend Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Prekmurski Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Romungro Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Veršend Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.

Northern Kurdish

Etymology

From Persian داد(dad).

Noun

dad f

  1. justice

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *dādi. Cognate with Old English dǣd, Dutch daad, Old High German tāt (German Tat).

Noun

dād f

  1. deed

Declension


Descendants

  • Low German: Daat

Romani

Alternative forms

  • dade (Dolenjski)

Etymology

From Sanskrit तात (tāta, father).

Noun

dad m (plural dada)

  1. father
    Synonym: (Dolenjski) tata

Descendants

  • Angloromani: dad
  • Balkan Romani: dad, dat
  • Baltic Romani: dad, daad
  • Carpathian Romani: dad
  • Kalo Finnish Romani: daad
  • Sinte Romani: dad, dat
  • Traveller Norwegian: dad
  • Vlax Romani: dad
  • Welsh Romani: dad

References

  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018), “dad”, in ニューエクスプレス ロマ(ジプシー)語 [New Express Romani (Gypsy)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusuisha, →ISBN, pages 22, 135
  • Alinčová, Milena (September 2002), “Daj / Dad (Mother / Father)”, in ROMBASE Cultural Database[1], Prague, retrieved August 25, 2021

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Akin to Irish dada, tada.

Noun

dad m

  1. anything, aught, tittle

Related terms

References

  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Edinburgh, 1925, OCLC 457816653

Sinte Romani

Alternative forms

  • dat

Etymology

From Romani dad.

Noun

dad m

  1. father

Derived terms

References

  • “dad” in Franz Nikolaus Finck, Lehrbuch des Dialekts der deutschen Zigeuner, Marburg, N. G. Elwert, 1903, →OCLC, page 74.
  • “dad” in Sinte Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.

Somali

Noun

dad m

  1. people

Spanish

Verb

dad

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

Traveller Norwegian

Etymology

From Romani dad.

Noun

dad

  1. father

Derived terms

References

  • “dad” in Norwegian Romani Dictionary.
  • “dad” in Tavringens Rakripa: Romanifolkets Ordbok, Landsorganisasjonen for Romanifolket.

Vlax Romani

Etymology

From Romani dad.

Noun

dad m

  1. (Banatiski Gurbet, Gurbet, Kalderaš, Lovara, Macedonian Džambazi, Sremski Gurbet) father
  2. (Sremski Gurbet) stepfather

Derived terms

References

  • “dad” in Banatiski Gurbet Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Gurbet Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Kalderaš Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Lovara Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Macedonian Džambazi Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.
  • “dad” in Sremski Gurbet Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daːd/

Noun

dad

  1. Soft mutation of tad.

Mutation


Welsh Romani

Etymology

From Romani dad (father).

Noun

dad m

  1. father
  2. Roman Catholic priest
    Synonym: 'måro rašaj

Derived terms

References

  • “dad” in Welsh Romani-English Dictionary, ROMLEX – the Romani Lexicon Project, 2000.

Zay

Etymology

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

Noun

dad

  1. (anatomy) belly

References

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

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