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-iad
See also: iad and IAD

English

Etymology 1

Based on Iliad.

Suffix

-iad

  1. Forming the name of an epic about the indicated topic.
    The Athletiad, The Congressiad, The Female Dunciad, The Mooriad, The Popiad, The Rapiad, The Scribleriad
    • 1798, James Lovell Moore, The Columbiad: an epic poem on the discovery of America and the West Indies by Columbus, in twelve books

Etymology 2

Based on Olympiad,[1] and perhaps also influenced by the common ending iad on units of time formed by suffixing -ad to words ending in -ium, e.g. decenniad.

Suffix

-iad

  1. (rare) A period of time from one occurrence of an (indicated, regularly recurrent) event to the next.
    • 1871, Walt Whitman, Democratic Vistas, page 28:
      Acrid the temper of the parties, vital the pending questions. Congress convenes; the President sends his Message; Reconstruction is still in abeyance; the nominations and the contest for the twenty-first Presidentiad draw close, [...]

See also

References

  1. ^ John Algeo, Adele S. Algeo, Fifty Years Among the New Words: A Dictionary of Neologisms 1941-1991 (1993, ->ISBN), page 6

Anagrams


Welsh

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

Suffix

-iad m (plural -iadau)

  1. show the action of a verb or its result
    caru ("to love") + ‎-iad -> ‎cariad ("love")
    penodi ("to appoint") + ‎-iad -> ‎penodiad ("appointment")
    dehongli ("to interpret") + ‎-iad -> ‎dehongliad ("interpretation")

Etymology 2

From Proto-Brythonic *-ad, from earlier *-atus, a late (British) variant of *-?tus, used to form verbal nouns from Celtic ?-stem verbs. The -i- is secondary. Cognate with Cornish -yas.

Suffix

-iad m (plural -iaid)

  1. suffix indicating an agent noun: -er, -or
    dal ("to hold") + ‎-iad -> ‎deiliad ("holder")
    lladd ("to kill") + ‎-iad -> ‎lleiddiad ("assassin; killer whale")
  2. person who comes from somewhere or is classed by something, -ian, -ist
    Israel ("Israel") + ‎-iad -> ‎Israeliad ("Israeli; Israelite")
    Rhufain ("Rome") + ‎-iad -> ‎Rhufeiniad ("Roman")
    amldduw ("polythesistic") + ‎-iad -> ‎amldduwiad ("polythesist")

Derived terms


References

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-present) , "-iad", in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

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