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EtymologyEdit

Changed, based on the Latin root, from the original Old French estraire, from Vulgar Latin *extragere, from Latin extrahere, present active infinitive of extrahō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.stʁɛʁ/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

extraire

  1. extract (to draw out)

ConjugationEdit

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

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