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duad

[doo-ad, dyoo-] /ˈdu æd, ˈdyu-/
noun
1.
a group of two; couple; pair.
Origin of duad
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin duo two + -ad1
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  • The duad, with the Monad brooding behind it, is the fundamental principle of the Avesta.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • A consists of two square-based pyramids turned so as to meet at their apices, and breaks up into two quartet rings and a duad.

    Occult Chemistry Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
  • It frankly accepts the duad as the true explanation of the actual universe.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • The pillars are the same as in chlorine and its congeners, with a duad added at the base.

    Occult Chemistry Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
  • The duad represented the line, as being bounded by two points or monads.

  • Coming down nearer to our own time, we find a duad of great English poets, usually associated in our minds,—Byron and Scott.

    Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke
  • On the hyper level the triplet becomes a duad and a unit; the duad becomes two units; and the septet a triplet and a quartet.

    Occult Chemistry Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
  • But the belief of Zoroaster and that of Scandinavia regard the duad as still more deeply rooted in the essence of existing things.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for duad

duad

/ˈdjuːæd/
noun
1.
a rare word for pair1
Word Origin
C17: from Greek duas two, a pair
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