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From dis- + trahō ‎(drag).



distrahō ‎(present infinitive distrahere, perfect active distraxī, supine distractum); third conjugation

  1. I draw, pull or drag asunder; tear in pieces, separate forcibly, divide; scatter.
  2. I sell separately (in parcels), retail; sell (in general)
  3. I draw in different directions; divide, distract, perplex.
  4. I separate in sentiment, estrange, alienate.


   Conjugation of distraho (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present distrahō distrahis distrahit distrahimus distrahitis distrahunt
imperfect distrahēbam distrahēbās distrahēbat distrahēbāmus distrahēbātis distrahēbant
future distraham distrahēs distrahet distrahēmus distrahētis distrahent
perfect distraxī distraxistī distraxit distraximus distraxistis distraxērunt, distraxēre
pluperfect distraxeram distraxerās distraxerat distraxerāmus distraxerātis distraxerant
future perfect distraxerō distraxeris distraxerit distraxerimus distraxeritis distraxerint
passive present distrahor distraheris, distrahere distrahitur distrahimur distrahiminī distrahuntur
imperfect distrahēbar distrahēbāris, distrahēbāre distrahēbātur distrahēbāmur distrahēbāminī distrahēbantur
future distrahar distrahēris, distrahēre distrahētur distrahēmur distrahēminī distrahentur
perfect distractus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect distractus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect distractus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present distraham distrahās distrahat distrahāmus distrahātis distrahant
imperfect distraherem distraherēs distraheret distraherēmus distraherētis distraherent
perfect distraxerim distraxerīs distraxerit distraxerīmus distraxerītis distraxerint
pluperfect distraxissem distraxissēs distraxisset distraxissēmus distraxissētis distraxissent
passive present distrahar distrahāris, distrahāre distrahātur distrahāmur distrahāminī distrahantur
imperfect distraherer distraherēris, distraherēre distraherētur distraherēmur distraherēminī distraherentur
perfect distractus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect distractus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present distrahe distrahite
future distrahitō distrahitō distrahitōte distrahuntō
passive present distrahere distrahiminī
future distrahitor distrahitor distrahuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives distrahere distraxisse distractūrus esse distrahī distractus esse distractum īrī
participles distrahēns distractūrus distractus distrahendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
distrahere distrahendī distrahendō distrahendum distractum distractū

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  • distraho” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.