traire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French traire, treire, from Vulgar Latin *tragere, from Latin trahere, present active infinitive of trahō (I pull), from Proto-Indo-European *tragʰ- (to draw, drag).

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Verb[edit]

traire

  1. (transitive) to milk (a cow, etc)

Conjugation[edit]

  • Verbs derived from traire 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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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

traire

  1. to fire (an arrow)
    • circa 1369, Jean Froissart, Chroniques:
      arbalestriers commencierent a traire sur le chastel
      [the] crossbowmen started to fire at the castle

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

traire

  1. Alternative form of treire.
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      A plusurs fist traire les denz
      For many, he pulled out their teeth