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EtymologyEdit

From Latin attrahō

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

attraire

  1. (obsolete) To attract (be attractive)
  2. (obsolete, law) To sue

ConjugationEdit

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

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