Focal an Lae #221
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: trá (TRAW) [traː]

Meaning: trá = shore, beach; ebbtide

Usage:

History: Old Irish “tráig” (shore, ebb-tide) and “trágud” (ebbing, drying up), and Welsh “traeth” (beach) and “trai” (ebb-tide) derive from the Indo-European root *tragh- (to draw, drag). Cognates include Irish “trácht” (Focal #205) and English “tract”.

Scottish Gaelic: tràigh

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