glad


glad
glad O.E. glæd "bright, shining, joyous," from P.Gmc. *glada- (Cf. O.N. glaðr "smooth, bright, glad," Dan. glad "glad, joyful," O.S. gladmod "glad," O.Fris. gled "smooth," Du. glad "slippery," Ger. glatt "smooth"), from PIE *ghel- "to shine" (see GLASS (Cf. glass)). The modern sense is much weakened. Slang glad rags "one's best clothes" first recorded 1902.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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