Pronounced: yents, verb
Notes: I don’t recall every running across this word
The word dyad means “a pair, due, or set of two things”
Our word came into English in the late 1600s
Background / Comments
Because I read a lot of Greek/Roman mythology, I confused our word with “dryad”, which is a kind of woodland god. Astute people not thrown off by classical mythology may have noticed the similarity to “duo”. Our word comes from the Greek word dyad-, which is the root of dyás (pair), which is equivalent to dýo (two) with the noun ending -ad.