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-ad1 [ad, əd]
suffix forming nouns:
1》 in collective numerals: myriad.
2》 in names of females in classical mythology: dryad.
3》 in names of poems and similar compositions: Iliad.
4》 forming names of members of some taxonomic groupings: bromeliad.
Origin
from the Gk ending -as, -ad-.
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-ad2 [əd]
suffix forming nouns such as ballad, salad. Compare with -ade2.
Origin
from Fr. -ade.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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