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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The duad represented the line, as being bounded by two points or monads.

  • It frankly accepts the duad as the true explanation of the actual universe.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • The duad, with the Monad brooding behind it, is the fundamental principle of the Avesta.

    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
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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