Definition for ARD

ARD, n. [suffix -ARD.]

The termination of many English words, is the Ger. art, species, kind; Sw. and Dan. art, mode, nature, genius, form; Ger. arten, to take after, resemble; Sw. arta, to form or fashion; Ger. artig, of the nature of, also comely; Dan. and Sw. artig, beautiful; D. aarden, to take after, resemble; aardig, genteel, pretty, ingenious. We observe it in Goddard, a divine temper; Giffard, a disposition to give, liberality; Bernard, filial affection; standard, drunkard, dotard, &c.

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