reachd

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish recht (compare Irish reacht), from Proto-Celtic *rextus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ-tus. Cognate with Welsh rhaith (a right, entitlement) and indirectly German Recht (law) (from Proto-Germanic *rehtą (a right, privilege)).

Noun[edit]

reachd m or f (genitive singular reachd, plural reachdan)

  1. law, decree, right
  2. command, power, ordinance
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly related to Proto-Germanic *rōkijaną (to care for, worry about). If so, ultimately cognate to Etymology 1 above.[1]

Noun[edit]

reachd f (genitive singular reachd, plural reachdan)

  1. vexation, emotion (strong one)
  2. hysterics
  3. orgasm

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas, “reachd”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language[1], Stirling, 1911, →ISBN