Origin of pard
- Middle English parde from Old French from Latin pardus from Greek pardos probably of Iranian origin Sogdian purdhank
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English parde, from Latin pardus, from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¬ÏÎ´Î¿Ï‚ (pardos)
- From pardner (“partner"), by shortening.