pard (n.1)

archaic form of leopard, c. 1300, from Latin pardus "a male panther," from Greek pardos "male panther," from the same source (probably Iranian) as Sanskrit prdaku-s "leopard, tiger, snake," and Persian palang "panther."

pard (n.2)

1850, dialectal shortening of pardener (1795), representing a common pronunciation of partner (n.).