continue etymology

English word continue comes from Latin contineo

Detailed word origin of continue

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
continuus Latin (lat) (temporal) straight, in a row, whole (Biennio continuo post adeptum imperium... For two whole years after assuming power...). Continuous, uninterrupted, successive.
continuo Latin (lat) Immediately, at once I extend, prolong, continue. I join, connect, unite (make continuous).
continuer Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
continue English (eng) (programming) a statement which causes a loop to start executing the next iteration, skipping the statements following it. (video games) an option allowing a gamer to resume play after game over, when all lives have been lost. (intransitive) To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.. (intransitive) to resume. (poker slang) to make a [...]

Words with the same origin as continue

Descendants of contineo
contain containment content continent continuity continuum