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Based on Iliad.
- 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
Based on Olympiad, 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.
- (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, [...]
- ^ John Algeo, Adele S. Algeo, Fifty Years Among the New Words: A Dictionary of Neologisms 1941-1991 (1993, ->ISBN), page 6
- AID, Adi, DIA, Dai, Dia, I'd-a, I'da, Ida, aid, dai, dia-
-iad m (plural -iadau)
- 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")
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.
-iad m (plural -iaid)
- suffix indicating an agent noun: -er, -or
- dal ("to hold") + -iad -> deiliad ("holder")
- lladd ("to kill") + -iad -> lleiddiad ("assassin; killer whale")
- 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")
- 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