Abstract etymology


English word abstract comes from Latin traho, Latin abs- (Away from.)

Etymology of abstract

Detailed word origin of abstract

Dictionary entry Language Definition
traho Latin (lat) (by extension) I attract the support of, win over.. (figuratively) I attract, draw (someone; their attention). I drag.. I draw out, prolong.. I extract, withdraw.. I plunder, squander.. I trail.
abs- Latin (lat) Away from.
tractare Latin (lat)
abstraho Latin (lat) (figuratively) I divert, draw away.. I draw away from, drag or pull away.. I withdraw, alienate from.
abstractus Latin (lat)
Abstrakt German (de)
abstract English (en) (archaic) Absent-minded. [First attested in the early 16th century.]. (arts) Pertaining to the formal aspect of art, such as the lines, colors, shapes, and the relationships among them. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]. (arts, often, capitalized) Free from representational qualities, in particular the non-representational styles of the 20th century. [First attested in the mid 19th [...]

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