extract etymology

English word extract comes from Latin traho, Latin evanescere, Vulgar Latin *extragere, and later Old French estraire (To extract. To translate.)

Detailed word origin of extract

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.
evanescere Latin (lat)
*extragere Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
estraire Old French (fro) To extract. To translate.
extrahere Latin (lat)
extraire French (fra) Extract (to draw out).
extractus Latin (lat)
extractum Latin (lat) Extract (apothecarial).
extract English (eng) (transitive) To draw out; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.. (transitive) To select parts of a whole. (transitive) To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.. (transitive) To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process. Compare abstract (transitive verb).. (transitive, [...]

Words with the same origin as extract

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