Focal an Lae #166
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: sráid (SRAWJ) [sraːd′]

Meaning: sráid = street


History: Old Irish “sráit” comes from Old Norse “straeti”, which was borrowed from Late Latin “strata” (paved road), from the Latin feminine past participle (= paved) of the verb “sternere” (to stretch, extend, pave), which derives from the Indo-European root *ster- (to spread). English cognates include “street” and “substratum”.

Scottish Gaelic: sráid

2008-06-19 CPD