content etymology

English word content comes from Latin teneo, Latin tendo, Latin con-

Detailed word origin of content

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
teneo Latin (lat) (of laws) I am binding on; bind, hold, obligate. (reflexive) I keep back, remain, stay, hold position. I comprise, contain, include, hold. I hold fast, restrain, detain, check, control; bind, fetter. I hold, have; grasp. I insist, uphold. I know, grasp, understand, conceive. I possess, occupy, control. I reach, attain; gain, acquire, obtain. I recollect, retain knowledge of, remember, bear [...]
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
contineo Latin (lat) (of places) I enclose, bound, limit; comprise.. I check, curb, stop, tame, subdue.. I comprise, involve, contain.. I detain, restrain, repress, enclose.. I hold or keep together/close, surround, contain; connect.
contendo Latin (lat) (in auctions) I vie with in bidding, bid against.. (intransitive) I dispute, fight, contend against, compete, vie with.. (intransitive, figuratively) I exert, pursue or strive for eagerly, strain eagerly, stretch.. (intransitive, figuratively) I seek to arrive at, march, journey hastily to, hasten, press forward, go, advance rapidly.. (intransitive, often with ab) I demand, ask, solicit, [...]
content Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
content English (eng) (archaic) Alright, agreed. (UK, House of Lords) A member who votes in assent.. (UK, House of Lords) An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmate vote.. (mathematics) The n-dimensional space contained by an n-dimensional polytope (called volume in the case of a polyhedron and area in the case of a polygon).. (obsolete) acquiescence without examination.. (uncountable) That which [...]

Words with the same origin as content

Descendants of teneo
contain containment continent continental continue continuum detain detention entertain entertaining entertainment maintain obtain rain rainbow raincoat rainforest rainy retain sustain tenant tennis tent tenure
Descendants of tendo
attend attendance attention attentive bartender extend extension extensive extent intend intense intensity intensive intention intentional pretend pretentious tend tender tense tension
Descendants of con-
alright collect college comfortable command commander common competition complete concern condition contact contract convince correct cos cost council count couple cousin cover recognize right