There are 2 main definitions of -ad in English:

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-ad 1

Syllabification: -ad

suffix

Forming nouns:
2In names of females in classical mythology, such as Dryad and Naiad.
2.1In names of districts such as Troad.
4Forming names of members of some taxonomic groupings: bromeliad

Origin

From Greek -ad- (from nouns ending in -as).

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There are 2 main definitions of -ad in English:

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-ad 2 Syllabification: -ad

suffix

Forming nouns such as ballad, salad. Compare with -ade1.

Origin

Representing the French noun ending -ade.

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