continuum etymology

English word continuum comes from Latin teneo, Latin con-

Detailed word origin of continuum

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 [...]
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.
continuus Latin (lat) (temporal) straight, in a row, whole (Biennio continuo post adeptum imperium... For two whole years after assuming power...). Continuous, uninterrupted, successive.
continuum Latin (lat)
continuum English (eng) (mathematics) The set of all real numbers and, more generally, a compact connected metric space.. (musical instruments) A touch-sensitive strip, similar to an electronic standard musical keyboard, except that the note steps are 1⁄100 of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.. A continuous extent.. A continuous series or whole, no part of which is noticeably different from its adjacent [...]

Words with the same origin as continuum

Descendants of teneo
contain containment content continent continental continue detain detention entertain entertaining entertainment maintain obtain rain rainbow raincoat rainforest rainy retain sustain tenant tennis tent tenure
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