traht

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English traht (text, passage: exposition, treatise, commentary) see below

Noun[edit]

traht (plural trahts)

  1. treatise, exposition, commentary
    • To þysen twam wifmannen awrat se ilca Jeronimus manigfealde tractbec, — Early English Homilies, c1150
    • Ðis godspel is langsum & hæfð longne traht. — Homilies in MS Bodley, c1175

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References[edit]

  • Middle English Dictionary, tract

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From trahtnian, trahtian (to treat, comment on, expound, consider), from Proto-Indo-European *derk- (to see, behold, observe, notice), cognate with Old High German trahta.

Noun[edit]

traht m (nominative plural trahtas)

  1. text, passage, exposition, treatise, commentary
    ... óððæt wé ðone traht oferrædan mágon — ... until we can read over the passage

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References[edit]

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", traht et al.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), traht.