distrazione etymology

Italian word distrazione comes from Latin distraho

Detailed word origin of distrazione

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
distraho Latin (lat) I draw in different directions; divide, distract, perplex.. I draw, pull or drag asunder; tear in pieces, separate forcibly, divide; scatter.. I sell separately (in parcels), retail; sell (in general). I separate in sentiment, estrange, alienate.
distractio Latin (lat) (figuratively) Something that causes people to turn away from each other or their activity; discord; a distraction. A dragging apart; a pulling away; an act of separating or dividing.
distrazione Italian (ita) Absentmindedness. Distraction, amusement. Oversight.

Words with the same origin as distrazione

Descendants of distraho
distrarre distratto