abstraire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abstrahere, present active infinitive of abstrahō (draw away from).

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Verb[edit]

abstraire

  1. (very rare) to abstract (to separate; to remove; to take away)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This verb is more common in the compound tenses and infinitive than in actually conjugated forms. It is generally replaced by faire abstraction.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Verbs derived from traditionally have no past historic or subjunctive imperfect. They would be formed on a -tray- root: *je trayis, *que nous trayissions etc. Forms using the ‘a’ endings of verbs in -er are now used when there is an unavoidable need to use these forms.
  • The root -trais- was used instead of -tray- in the 18th century, and remains in Swiss and Savoy dialects.

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