Other Word Forms of Alidade
Origin of Alidade
French from Medieval Latin alidada sighting rod from Arabic al-‘iḍāda the revolving radius of a circle al- the ‘iḍāda revolving radius (alternate form of ‘aḍud humerus) (from ‘aḍada to lop, cut (trees) ʕṣ́d in Semitic roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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