Yay, back to this. Aren’t you having fun? This week, we’re looking at more words that end in tract, which comes from Proto Indo European tragh-, to draw or drag something along. There are quite a few of them.
Online Etymology Dictionary
University of Texas at Austin Linguistic Research Center
University of Texas at San Antonio’s page on Proto Indo European language
Though there are quite a few words that end in 'tract', I never thought of them all together and linked in some way. Interesting!ReplyDelete
Interesting how words with such different meanings can be related.ReplyDelete
Well, I guess a painting is a portrayal of sorts. Or something. And it sounds like we've been verbing words for way longer than I realized.ReplyDelete
And how often do we use protract?ReplyDelete