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Old English pæþ, from West Germanic *paþa-, of uncertain origin, but perhaps an early borrowing from an Iranian language (Avestan pɑntɑ (nominative), pɑθɑ (genitive) way, Old Persian pɑthi-), in which case it would be derived from the same Indo-European root as English find. Cognate with Dutch pad, German Pfad.
- a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.
- a course taken.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.
- a metaphorical course.
- a method or direction of proceeding.
- a sequence (in the graph theory) of vertices from one vertex to another using the arcs (edges). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once (unless it is a closed path, where only the first and the last vertex are the same).
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- Oxford English Dictionary, (DRAFT REVISION June 2005)
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