pard

pard

1 [pahrd]
noun Literary.
a leopard or panther.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English parde (< Old French pard) < Latin pardus < Greek párdos (masculine), derivative of párdalis (feminine); compare Old English (rare) pardus

pardine [pahr-dahyn, -din] , adjective
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pard

2 [pahrd] ,
noun Informal.
partner; companion.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; by alteration and shortening of partner

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pard1 (pɑːd)
 
n
(US) short for pardner

pard2 (pɑːd)
 
n
archaic a leopard or panther
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin pardus, from Greek pardos]

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pard
archaic form of leopard, c.1300, from L. pardus, from Gk. pardos "male panther," from the same source (probably Iranian) as Skt. prdaku-s "leopard, tiger, snake," and Pers. palang "panther."

pard
1850, dial. shortening of pardener, 1795 (see partner).
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