traction etymology

English word traction comes from Proto-Indo-European *tragʰ-, and later Latin tractus (Drawing, dragging, hauling, pulling.)

Detailed word origin of traction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tragʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to draw, drag
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.
tractum Latin (lat)
tractus Latin (lat) Drawing, dragging, hauling, pulling.
tractio Malayalam (mal)
traction English (eng) (business) The extent of adoption of a new product or service, typically measured in number of customers or level of revenue achieved.. (medicine) A mechanically applied sustained pull, especially to a limb.. (politics) Popular support.. (transport) Collectively, the locomotives of a railroad, especially electric locomotives.. (usually, after forms of get or have) Progress in or momentum [...]

Words with the same origin as traction

Descendants of *tragʰ-
abstract attract contract contractor distract distraction extract extraction number numerous portrait retreat trace traced tractor trail train trainee training trait tram treat treatment treaty