Words for street in Celtic languages.

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Words marked with a * are reconstructions.

Old Irish (Goídelc) sráit [sraːdʲ] = street, road
Middle Irish (Gaoidhealg) sráit [sraːdʲ] = street, road, path, way
Irish (Gaeilge) sráid [sˠɾˠɑːdʲ / sˠɾˠæːdʲ] = street, level (surfaced) ground around house, village
sráidbhaile = village
sráideánach = villager, townsman
sráidéigeas = street singer
sráideoireacht = street-walking, strolling
sráidí = street-walker, stroller, idler
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) sràid [sdraːdʲ] = street, lane
sràideachd [sdraːdʲəxg] = (act of) walking the streets, (act of) pacing
sràideag [sdraːdʲag] = small lane, skip, leap, short walk, street walker
sràideamaich [sdraːdʲəmɪç] = promenade, perambulate, saunter, stroll, lounge
sràidimeachd [sdraːdʲɪməxg] = promenading, perambulating, sauntering, strolling, lounging
sràidean [sdraːdʲan] = little street
sràidearachd [sdraːdʲərəxg] = (act of) sauntering, promenading
Manx (Gaelg) straid = street, farmyard, thoroughfare
straaid = street
Middle Welsh (Kymraec) stryd, ystryd, ystryt = street, (main) road, highway
Welsh (Cymraeg) (y)stryd, (y)strŷt = street, (main) road, highway
strydgall = streetwise
stryd fawr = high street, main street
stryd unffordd = one-way street
Cornish (Kernewek) stret [strɛ:t / stre:t] = street
stret unfordh = one-way street
stretwikor, stretwikores = street-trader
stretyn = alley, little street
Middle Breton (Brezonec) strehet = alley, lane, road
Breton (Brezhoneg) straed [ˈstrɛːt] = alley, lane, road narrow path, throat
straed-dall = cul-de-sac

Etymology: from the Old Norse stræti (street) or the Old English strǣt (road, street), from the Proto-Germanic *strātō (street), both of which come from the Late Latin strāta (a paved road), from strātus (stretched out, spread out), from Proto-Italic *strātos, from PIE *str̥h₃tós (stretched, spread) [source].

From the same roots we get words such as stratum, stratus (cloud), and strategy in English, estrato (layer, stratum) in Spanish, στρατός [stɾaˈtos] (army) in Greek, and words for (flat) valley in Celtic languages, such as srath in Irish and Scottish Gaelic, and ystrad in Welsh [source].

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Sources: Wiktionary, Am Faclair Beag, Online Manx Dictionary,, eDIL – Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, In Dúil Bélrai English – Old Irish glossary, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Gerlyver Kernewek, Dictionaire Favereau, TermOfis, English – ProtoCeltic WordList (PDF), Etymological Dictionary Of Proto Celtic

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