חַד I m. (b. h.; חדד) 1) pointed, sharp. Ḥull. 64ᵃ ראשה אחד חד if one side of the egg is pointed, the other rounded (כַּד); ib. (Chald.) רישיה חד חד.—Pl. חַדִּין. Ib.—Fem. חַדָּה. Snh. 94ᵃ. Ber. 10ᵃ אפי׳ חרב ח׳ וכ׳ even if a sharpened sword is laid on one’s throat, one must not despair of praying for divine mercy. Gen. R. s. 16 (play on ח̇ד̇ק̇ל̇, Gen. II, 14) שהיתה ק̇ל̇ה וח̇ד̇ה וכ׳ (Greece) who was rash and sharp in her decrees. —2) swift. Pl. as ab. Ber. 59ᵇ (play on חדקל) its waters ח׳ וקלין are swift and light.—V. חַדָּה.