Streets

Words for street in Celtic languages.

Old Irish (Goídelc) sráit [sraːdʲ] = street, road, path, way
Irish (Gaeilge) sráid [sˠɾˠɑːdʲ / sˠɾˠæːdʲ] = street, level (surfaced) ground around house, village
Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) sràid [sdraːdʲ] = street, lane
Manx (Gaelg) straid = street, farmyard
Welsh (Cymraeg) stryd = street, (main) road, highway
Cornish (Kerneweg) stret [strɛ:t / stre:t] = street
Breton (Brezhoneg) straed = alley

Etymology: from the Old Norse stræti (street) or the Old English strǣt (road, street), from the Proto-Germanic *strātō (street), from the Late Latin strāta (a paved road) [source].

Words marked with a * are reconstructions.

Sources: Wiktionary, Am Faclair Beag, teanglann.ie, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, Gerlyver Kernewek, Dictionnaire Favereau

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