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  1. first-person singular present indicative form of tractar



From trahō +‎ -tō, frequentative suffix.



tractō (present infinitive tractāre, perfect active tractāvī, supine tractātum); first conjugation

  1. I tug, drag or haul
  2. I handle or manage
  3. I exercise, practise, transact or perform
  4. I discuss or debate


   Conjugation of tracto (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tractō tractās tractat tractāmus tractātis tractant
imperfect tractābam tractābās tractābat tractābāmus tractābātis tractābant
future tractābō tractābis tractābit tractābimus tractābitis tractābunt
perfect tractāvī tractāvistī, tractāsti1 tractāvit tractāvimus tractāvistis, tractāstis1 tractāvērunt, tractāvēre
pluperfect tractāveram tractāverās tractāverat tractāverāmus tractāverātis tractāverant
future perfect tractāverō tractāveris tractāverit tractāverimus tractāveritis tractāverint
passive present tractor tractāris, tractāre tractātur tractāmur tractāminī tractantur
imperfect tractābar tractābāris, tractābāre tractābātur tractābāmur tractābāminī tractābantur
future tractābor tractāberis, tractābere tractābitur tractābimur tractābiminī tractābuntur
perfect tractātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect tractātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect tractātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tractem tractēs tractet tractēmus tractētis tractent
imperfect tractārem tractārēs tractāret tractārēmus tractārētis tractārent
perfect tractāverim tractāverīs tractāverit tractāverīmus tractāverītis tractāverint
pluperfect tractāvissem, tractāssem1 tractāvissēs, tractāsses1 tractāvisset, tractāsset1 tractāvissēmus, tractāssemus1 tractāvissētis, tractāssetis1 tractāvissent, tractāssent1
passive present tracter tractēris, tractēre tractētur tractēmur tractēminī tractentur
imperfect tractārer tractārēris, tractārēre tractārētur tractārēmur tractārēminī tractārentur
perfect tractātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect tractātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tractā tractāte
future tractātō tractātō tractātōte tractantō
passive present tractāre tractāminī
future tractātor tractātor tractantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives tractāre tractāvisse, tractāsse1 tractātūrus esse tractārī tractātus esse tractātum īrī
participles tractāns tractātūrus tractātus tractandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
tractāre tractandī tractandō tractandum tractātum tractātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

Derived terms[edit]




  1. dative masculine singular of tractus
  2. dative neuter singular of tractus
  3. ablative masculine singular of tractus
  4. ablative neuter singular of tractus


  • tracto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tracto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tracto” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • philosophical subjects: quae in philosophia tractantur
    • to learn, study music: artem musicam discere, tractare
    • to govern, administer the state: rem publicam gerere, administrare, regere, tractare, gubernare
    • to hold the reins of government: gubernacula rei publicae tractare
    • to steer: gubernaculum tractare




  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of tractar



Borrowed from Latin tractus. Compare the inherited doublet trecho.


tracto m (plural tractos)

  1. tract
  2. a stretch