abstract etymology

English word abstract comes from Latin traho, Latin abs- (Away from.)

Detailed word origin of abstract

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
traho Latin (lat) (by extension) I attract the support of, win over.. (figuratively) I attract, draw (someone; their attention). I drag.. I draw out, prolong.. I extract, withdraw.. I plunder, squander.. I trail.
abs- Latin (lat) Away from.
tractare Latin (lat)
abstraho Latin (lat) (figuratively) I divert, draw away.. I draw away from, drag or pull away.. I withdraw, alienate from.
abstractus Latin (lat)
Abstrakt German (deu)
abstract English (eng) (archaic) Absent-minded. [First attested in the early 16th century.]. (arts) Pertaining to the formal aspect of art, such as the lines, colors, shapes, and the relationships among them. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]. (arts, often, capitalized) Free from representational qualities, in particular the non-representational styles of the 20th century. [First attested in the mid 19th [...]

Words with the same origin as abstract

Descendants of traho
attract contract contractor distract distraction extract extraction number numerous portrait retract retreat trace traced tract traction tractor train trainee training trait treat treatment treaty