dad

dad

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dæd/
  • Rhymes: -æd

Etymology 1

From Middle English dadd, dadde, of uncertain origin. 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, Old Irish data; and possibly related to Russian дя́дя (djádja, uncle) and/or Russian де́душка (déduška, grandfather).

Alternative forms

  • dadde (obsolete), dadda

Noun

dad (plural dads)

  1. (informal) A father, a male parent.
  2. (familiar) Used to address one's father
  3. (slang) Used to address an older adult male
Synonyms
  • (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
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.

Azerbaijani

Etymology 1

From Proto-Turkic *dāt-. 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
Declension
Derived terms
  • dadmaq (to taste)
  • dadlı (tasty)

Derived compounded verbs:

  • dadına baxmaq (to taste, try)
  • dada gətirmək (to make something enjoyable)
  • dadı qaçmaq (to cease to be enjoyable)

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

Breton

Noun

dad

  1. Mutated form of tad.

Kurdish

Etymology

From Persian داد(dad).

Noun

dad f

  1. justice

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *dēdiz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁tis. Cognate with Old English dǣd, Dutch daad, Old High German tāt (German Tat).

Noun

dād f

  1. deed

Declension


Descendants

  • Low German: Daat

Romani

Noun

dad m (plural dada)

  1. father

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Akin to Irish dada, tada.

Noun

dad m

  1. anything, aught, tittle

Related terms

  • dad ort

References

  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)

Somali

Noun

dad m

  1. people

Spanish

Verb

dad

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

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daːd/

Noun

dad

  1. Soft mutation of tad.

Mutation


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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