See also: Glad, gläd, and glað

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English glad, gled, from Old English glæd (shining; bright; cheerful; glad), from Proto-Germanic *gladaz (shiny; gleaming; radiant; happy; glossy; smooth; flat), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰladʰ-, from *gʰel- (to shine).

Cognate with Scots gled, glaid (shining; bright; glad), Saterland Frisian glääd (smooth; sleek), West Frisian glêd (smooth), Dutch glad (smooth; sleek; slippery), German glatt (smooth; sleek; slippery), Danish, Norwegian and Swedish glad (glad; happy; cheerful), Icelandic glaður (glad; joyful; cheery), Latin glaber (smooth; hairless; bald). Doublet of glatt.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡlæd/
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  • Rhymes: -æd

AdjectiveEdit

glad (comparative gladder or more glad, superlative gladdest or most glad)

  1. Pleased, happy, gratified.
    I'm glad the rain has finally stopped.
  2. (obsolete) Having a bright or cheerful appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness.

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VerbEdit

glad (third-person singular simple present glads, present participle gladding, simple past and past participle gladded)

  1. (archaic, transitive) To make glad
    Synonyms: cheer up, gladden, exhilarate

BretonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Breton gloat (kingdom, wealth), from Proto-Brythonic *gwlad, from Proto-Celtic *wlatis (sovereignty), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wélh₁tis ~ *h₂wl̥h₁téy-, from the root *h₂welh₁-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

glad f (plural gladoù)

  1. arable land
  2. patrimony, estate
  3. (archaic) territory, country
  4. (archaic) feudal domain

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse glaðr.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

glad (neuter glad, plural and definite singular attributive glade, comparative gladere, superlative (predicative) gladest, superlative (attributive) gladeste)

  1. happy, glad

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch glat, from Old Dutch *glad, from Proto-Germanic *gladaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

glad (comparative gladder, superlative gladst)

  1. smooth, polished
  2. slippery

InflectionEdit

Inflection of glad
uninflected glad
inflected gladde
comparative gladder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial glad gladder het gladst
het gladste
indefinite m./f. sing. gladde gladdere gladste
n. sing. glad gladder gladste
plural gladde gladdere gladste
definite gladde gladdere gladste
partitive glads gladders

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

glad

  1. completely, entirely (mostly along with verbs and adjective with a negative meaning)

Usage notesEdit

The usage as an adverb is highly restricted to verbs such as vergeten (to forget) and bederven (to spoil, to rot) and adjectives such as mis (wrong, incorrect) and verkeerd (wrong, incorrect).


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse glaðr

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɽɑː/, /ɡlɑː/

AdjectiveEdit

glad (neuter singular glad, definite singular and plural glade, comparative gladere, indefinite superlative gladest, definite superlative gladeste)

  1. happy, glad

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse glaðr. Akin to English glad.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

glad (neuter singular glad, definite singular and plural glade, comparative gladare, indefinite superlative gladast, definite superlative gladaste)

  1. happy, glad

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *gladaz

AdjectiveEdit

glad

  1. glad

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *goldъ.

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NounEdit

glȃd f (Cyrillic spelling гла̑д)

  1. hunger

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish glaþer, from Old Norse glaðr, from Proto-Germanic *gladaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰladʰ-, derivation of Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (to shine).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

glad (comparative gladare, superlative gladast)

  1. happy, glad

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of glad
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular glad gladare gladast
Neuter singular glatt gladare gladast
Plural glada gladare gladast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 glade gladare gladaste
All glada gladare gladaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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