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See also: FAD, fàd, fād, fäd, and fád

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of English dialectal origin. Further origin obscure. Possibly from Old English ġefæd (order, decorum) (compare Old English ġefæd (orderly, tidy), fadian, ġefadian (to set in order, arrange); or from French fadaise ("a trifling thought"; see fadaise).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fad (plural fads)

  1. A phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time.

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DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French fade, from Late Latin *fatidus, a blend of Latin fatuus (foolish) and vapidus (vapid).

AdjectiveEdit

fad (neuter fad or fadt, plural and definite singular attributive fade)

  1. insipid, bland, slightly nauseating
  2. (figuratively) flat, insipid, vapid

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse fat (vat, vessel, luggage, clothing).

NounEdit

fad n (singular definite fadet, plural indefinite fade)

  1. basin, bowl, dish
  2. barrel, cask, vat
InflectionEdit

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • fade (predominant in the northern half of Germany)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /faːt/
  • Homophones: Fahrt, Pfad (only according to sub-standard pronunciations of these words)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːt

AdjectiveEdit

fad (comparative fader, superlative am fadesten or am fadsten)

  1. (predominant in southern Germany and Austria) vapid, flavourless

DeclensionEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish fot.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fad m (genitive singular faid, nominative plural faid)

  1. length

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fad fhad bhfad
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • fot, fat” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “fad” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "fad" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French fade.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fad (masculine faden, neuter fad, comparative méi fad, superlative am faadsten)

  1. bland, insipid, tasteless
  2. dull, boring, bland

DeclensionEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French fade.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fad m, n (feminine singular fadă, masculine plural fazi, feminine and neuter plural fade)

  1. tasteless, flavorless, insipid

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

fad m (genitive singular faid or faide)

  1. length
  2. distance
  3. duration

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DeterminerEdit

fad

  1. all, whole
    A bheil sibh fad an latha ann?Have you been there all the day?

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
fad fhad
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fad (plural fads)

  1. thread

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