See also: NAD, nád, nǟd, -nad, nad-, -nád, náð, and nåd

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

nad

  1. (linguistics) noun animate dependent

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Douglas Harper suggests an abbreviation of gonad originating among biology students.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

nad (plural nads)

  1. (slang, mostly plural) testicle
    • 2004, Bob Gunn, Sex, Ghosts and Gumshoes (page 119)
      I look down and the little one has already cut right through my ball sac and is in the process of slicing my left nad free.

AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Czech nad, from Proto-Slavic *nadъ.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

nad + instrumental

  1. over, above
    Antonym: pod

Further readingEdit

  • nad in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • nad in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

AnagramsEdit


EstonianEdit

PronounEdit

nad (genitive nende, partitive neid)

  1. short form of nemad: they

See alsoEdit


KashubianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nadъ.

PrepositionEdit

nad

  1. over
  2. above

Old IrishEdit

ParticleEdit

nad

  1. Alternative spelling of nád

PolishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *nadъ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂neh₃ + *dʰh₁-o-.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

nad

  1. (+ instrumental) above, over (denotes location)
    Nad biurkiem wisi piękny obraz.Above the desk hangs a beautiful painting.
    Antonym: pod
  2. (+ instrumental) on, by (denotes location - a body of water)
    Mieszkają w dużym domu nad morzem.They live in a big house by the sea.
    Opole leży nad Odrą.Opole lies on the Oder.
  3. (+ accusative) above, over (denotes movement)
    Podnieś ręce nad głowę!Put your hands above your head!
    Antonym: pod
  4. (+ accusative) to (denotes movement - a body of water)
    W niedzielę jedziemy nad jezioro.We're going to the lake on Sunday.
    Antonym: znad
  5. (+ instrumental) over (indicates relative status, authority or power)
    Nauczyciel umiejętnie panuje nad klasą.The teacher skillfully keeps control over the class.
    Antonym: pod
  6. (+ instrumental) on (indicates subject of the activities)
    Pracuję nad scenariuszem do nowego filmu.I'm working on a script for a new film.
  7. (+ instrumental) the greatest of all, of (indicates status)
    Oj, marzy mi się pizza nad pizzami!Oh, I dream of the greatest of all pizzas!
    Zawisza Czarny, rycerz nad rycerzami, zginął po wzięciu do tureckiej niewoli.Zawisza Czarny, a knight of the knights, was killed after being captured by the Turks.
  8. (+ instrumental) in (denotes time - only with morning)
    Rozstali się o piątej nad ranem.They parted at five in the morning.

Further readingEdit

  • nad in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • nad in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Univerbation of an (in) +‎ do (thy)

PrepositionEdit

nad (+ dative, triggers lenition)

  1. in thy; in your (singular)

InflectionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nadъ. Compare na (on, onto), nad-, nat-.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

nȁd (Cyrillic spelling на̏д)

  1. (+ instrumental case) over, above (with no change of position, answering the question gdjȅ/gdȅ)
    nad stolomover the table
    vlast nad nekimpower over somebody
    heroj nad herojimathe greatest of all heroes
    Synonym: ȉznad
    Antonym: pȍd
  2. (+ accusative case) over, above (usually with change of position, answering the question kùda)
    Nagnuo se nad vodu.He leaned over the water.
    Synonym: ȉznad
    Antonym: pȍd

ReferencesEdit

  • nad” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *nadъ.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

nad

  1. (with instrumental) over, above (stationary)
  2. (with accusative) over, above (motion towards)

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

nad

  1. (formal) thatnot (introduces a negative noun clause, marking it for emphasis)
    Mae e’n dweud nad athro yw ef.
    He says that he is not a teacher.
  2. thatnot (introduces a negative noun clause, used before a vowel)
    Mae e’n dweud nad ydy e’n mynd.
    He says that he is not going.

See alsoEdit

  • mai (affirmative, emphasis)
  • taw (affirmative, emphasis)
  • na (negative, unmarked, used before a consonant)

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
nad unchanged unchanged unchanged

Further readingEdit

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