There are 2 main definitions of -ad in English:

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-ad 1

suffix

Forming nouns:
1.1In groups, periods, or aggregates: Olympiad
2In names of females in classical mythology, such as Dryad and Naiad.
3In names of poems and similar compositions: Iliad jeremiad
4Forming names of members of some taxonomic groupings: bromeliad

Origin

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

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Syllabification: -ad

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There are 2 main definitions of -ad in English:

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-ad 2

suffix

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

Origin

Representing the French noun ending -ade.

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Syllabification: -ad

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