tratto etymology

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

Detailed word origin of tratto

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.
tractus Latin (lat) Drawing, dragging, hauling, pulling.
tratto Italian (ita) (followed by da) taken (from), based (on) (anatomy) tract. (chiefly, in the plural) feature, lineament. (chiefly, in the plural) feature, trait, characteristic. Part, section, piece. Plot. Stretch (of road, river etc). Stroke, line (of a pen etc). Time, period.

Words with the same origin as tratto

Descendants of *tragʰ-
attraente attratto contratto distrarre distrazione estrarre estratto numero ritratto traccia tracciare trama tranne trarre trascinare