distré

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French distrait, past participle of distraire ("distract"), from Latin distrahere, dis- "away" and trahere "to draw". Cognate with Swedish disträ and akin to English distract.

AdjectiveEdit

distré (neuter singular distré, definite singular and plural distré or distrée or distree)

  1. absent-minded, distrait
    Fyren var så distré at det tok ham tjue minutter å finne utgangen.
    The guy was so absent-minded it took him twenty minutes to find the exit.
    Distré som hun var, glemte hun paraplyen.
    Absent-minded as she was, she forgot her umbrella.

AdverbEdit

distré

  1. absent-mindedly, distractedly
    Distré leste hun den samme siden gang på gang.
    Absent-mindedly she read the same page again and again.

Usage notesEdit

The word is written with an accent to signify accent aigu (´), meaning its pronunciation is similar to its French origin, distrait.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French distrait, past participle of distraire ("distract"), from Latin distrahere, dis- "away" and trahere "to draw".

AdjectiveEdit

distré (neuter singular distré, definite singular and plural distré or distrée or distree)

  1. absent-minded, distrait
    Distré som ho var, gløymde ho paraplyen sin.
    Absent-minded as she was, she forgot her umbrella.

AdverbEdit

distré

  1. absent-mindedly, distractedly

Usage notesEdit

As for Bokmål.

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