Main meanings of -ad in English

: -ad1-ad2

-ad1

Pronunciation /ad/ /?d/

suffix

  • 1(forming nouns) in collective numerals.

    ‘myriad’
    • ‘triad’
  • 2(forming nouns) in names of females in classical mythology.

    ‘dryad’
    • ‘naiad’
  • 3(forming nouns) in names of poems and similar compositions.

    ‘Iliad’
    • ‘jeremiad’
  • 4(forming nouns) in names of members of some taxonomic groupings.

    • ‘bromeliad’

Origin

From the Greek ending -as, -ad-.

Main meanings of -ad in English

: -ad1-ad2

-ad2

Pronunciation /?d/

suffix

  • Forming nouns such as ballad, salad.

Origin

From French -ade.