contratto etymology

Italian word contratto comes from Latin contraho

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Detailed word origin of contratto

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
contraho Latin (lat) (architecture) I make smaller or tapering, narrow.. I bring about, accomplish, execute, get, cause, produce, make.. I draw close or together, draw in, contract, compress, shorten, narrow, lessen, abridge, diminish.. I draw in, lessen, check, restrain.. I draw, bring or drag several objects together; collect, assemble, gather, amass.. I make a contract, conclude, transact, do business, contract.
contractus Latin (lat) Abridged, terse. Narrow, restricted, pinched, cramped. Restrained Collection. Contract, agreement. Contraction.
contratto Italian (ita) Contracted, shrunk, tense.