Focal an Lae #205
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: trácht (TRAHKHT) [traxt]

Meaning: trácht = mention; comment; tract


History: Old Irish “trácht” was borrowed from Latin “tractatus” (treatment, discussion), which is the past participle of the the verb “tractare” (to discuss), which is the frequentative of the verb “trahere” (to draw, pull), which comes from the Indo-European root *tragh- (to draw, drag, move). The obvious English cognate is “tract”. Irish has a cognate which goes directly back to the IE root in the word “troigh” (foot; step; measure of 12 inches).

Scottish Gaelic: tràchd

2008-06-19 CPD