See also: Stad, stád, städ, Städ, stąd, and stað

English

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Borrowed from Dutch stad.

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stad (plural stads)

  1. (South Africa) town, village

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Afrikaans

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Etymology

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From Dutch stad, from Middle Dutch stat, from Old Dutch stad, from Proto-Germanic *stadiz, from Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂tis.

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  • IPA(key): /stat/
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stad (plural stede)

  1. city
    Ons gaan nou stad toe.
    We are going to town now.

Bavarian

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From Middle High German stat, a variant of stæt, whence German stet. Cognate with East Central German staad.

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stad (non comparable)

  1. quiet, silent
    Sei stad!Be quiet!

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  • German: stad

Breton

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Borrowed from Old French estat.

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stad f (plural stadoù)

  1. state

Danish

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From Old Danish stath, from Old Norse staðr (place, city), from Proto-Germanic *stadiz. Originally the same word as sted (place).

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stad c (singular definite staden, plural indefinite stæder)

  1. (dated) town, city

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Dutch

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Etymology

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From Middle Dutch stat, from Old Dutch stat, stedi (whence stede, stee), from Proto-West Germanic *stadi, from Proto-Germanic *stadiz, from Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂tis.

The plural has preserved the old Germanic umlaut in a morphological function, a rarity in Dutch. Several derived terms have umlaut as well.

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stad f (plural steden, diminutive stadje n)

  1. city, town
    Amsterdam is een bruisende stad vol cultuur.Amsterdam is a bustling city full of culture.
    Ze verhuisde van een klein dorp naar een grote stad.She moved from a small village to a big city.
    Het stadje had een rijke geschiedenis.The small town had a rich history.
  2. the town/city centre
    Ik ben nu in de stad.
    I am now in town. I am now in the centre (of town).
    Ik ga de stad in.
    I am going into town.

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German

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Bavarian stad.

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stad (strong nominative masculine singular stader, not comparable)

  1. (Austria, Bavaria, Southern Germany, colloquial) quiet, silent

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Further reading

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  • stad” in Duden online
  • stad” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Gothic

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Romanization

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stad

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌳

Irish

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Irish stop sign

Etymology

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From Old Irish stad, from Latin status, perfect passive participle of stō (stand, remain). Doublet of stádas.

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stad (present analytic stadann, future analytic stadfaidh, verbal noun stad, past participle stadta)

  1. stop, halt, cease, stay

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stad m (genitive singular stad, nominative plural stadanna)

  1. verbal noun of stad
  2. stop, halt
  3. pause, cessation
  4. hindrance, impediment
  5. stop (stopping-place, e.g. bus or tram stop)

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Maltese

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Root
s-j-d
5 terms

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From Arabic اِصْطادَ (iṣṭāda).

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stad (imperfect jistad, past participle mistad)

  1. to fish (catch fish)
  2. to hunt

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    Conjugation of stad
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
perfect m stadt stadt stad stadna stadtu stadu
f stadet
imperfect m nistad tistad jistad nistadu tistadu jistadu
f tistad
imperative stad stadu
  • Colloquially, the first and second persons of the perfect may be formed irregularly as stadejt, stadejna, stadejtu.

Middle English

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stad

  1. Alternative form of stede (place)

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Danish stad, from Old Danish stath, from Old Norse staðr (place, spot, city, town), from Proto-Germanic *stadiz (place, location), from Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂tis (standing, position), from *steh₂- (to stand (up)) + *-tis (derives abstract/action nouns from verb roots).

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stad m (definite singular staden, indefinite plural steder, definite plural stedene)

  1. (literary) a (large) city, (also in compounds) town

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse staðr, from Proto-Germanic *stadiz, from Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂tis.

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stad m (definite singular staden, indefinite plural stader or stadar, definite plural stadene or stadane)

  1. place
  2. city, town
  3. situation
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stad n (definite singular stadet, indefinite plural stad, definite plural stada)

  1. river bank
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Etymology 3

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Short form of av stad.

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stad

  1. away; off
    Han fór stad om morgonen.
    He went off in the morning.
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Peranakan Indonesian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Dutch stad.

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stad

  1. city
    Synonym: kota

Polish

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  • IPA(key): /stat/
  • Rhymes: -at
  • Syllabification: stad

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stad n

  1. genitive plural of stado

Romansch

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From Latin aestās, aestātem.

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stad m (plural stads)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) summer

Scottish Gaelic

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Etymology

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From Old Irish stad, from Latin status, perfect passive participle of stō (stand, remain).

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stad (past stad, future stadaidh, verbal noun stadadh, past participle stadte)

  1. stop, halt, pause, desist (of movement)

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  • sguir (of actions other than movement)

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stad m (genitive singular stada, plural stadan)[1]

  1. stop
  2. pause

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Swedish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old Swedish staþer, from Old Norse staðr, from Proto-Germanic *stadiz, from Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂tis.

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Note that when used in compound words (e.g. stadsdel), stads- is pronounced IPA(key): /stats/.

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stad c

  1. a town, a city
    Coordinate terms: by (village), samhälle (community), storstad (large city)
  2. (obsolete, still in some compounds) stead, place
  3. (weaving) a selvage

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Today Sweden has no legal definition of stad, settlements are instead defined via the terms centralort (central locality) and tätort (dense(-ly populated) locality). However; in 1995 Statistics Sweden defined stad as a built-up area with more than ten thousand inhabitants.

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Declension of stad 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative stad staden städer städerna
Genitive stads stadens städers städernas

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stad (definite accusative stadı, plural stadlar)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of stat.