contractus etymology

Latin word contractus comes from Latin traho, Latin con-

Detailed word origin of contractus

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.
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
contrahere Latin (lat)
contractus Latin (lat) Abridged, terse. Narrow, restricted, pinched, cramped. Restrained Collection. Contract, agreement. Contraction.

Words with the same origin as contractus

Descendants of traho
numero numerus
Descendants of con-
comes comitia commune communis competere condicio coniunx constat constitutum consuetudo consul contentus continuo coram curia