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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’
From the Greek ending -as, -ad-.
Forming nouns such as ballad, salad.Compare with -ade
From French -ade.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.