distraire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin distrahere, present active infinitive form of distrahō, with conjugation based on French traire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dis.tʁɛʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

distraire

  1. to distract

Conjugation[edit]

This verb traditionally has no past historic or imperfect subjunctive. They would be formed on a -distray- root: *je distrayis, *que nous distrayissions 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 -distrais- was used instead of -distray- in the 18th century, and remains in Swiss and Savoy dialects.

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin distrahere, present active infinitive form of distrahō. Attested from the 13th century.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

distraire

  1. to distract

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Diccionari General de la Lenga Occitana, L’Academia occitana – Consistòri del Gai Saber, 2008-2016, page 205.