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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -ard  \-ard\,  -art  \-art\ 
  The  termination  of  many  English  words  as  coward,  reynard, 
  drunkard,  mostly  from  the  French,  in  which  language  this 
  ending  is  of  German  origin,  being  orig.  the  same  word  as 
  English  hard.  It  usually  has  the  sense  of  one  who  has  to  a 
  high  or  excessive  degree  the  quality  expressed  by  the  root; 
  as  braggart,  sluggard. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ard 
  descent,  a  grandson  of  Benjamin  (Num.  26:38-40).  In  1  Chr.  8:3 
  he  is  called  Addar.  His  descendants  are  mentioned  in  Num.  26:40. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ard,  one  that  commands;  he  that  descends 
 




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