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You are viewing the etymology of tent meaning: (Noun Verb) (Scotland) A portable pulpit set up outside to accommodate worshippers who cannot fit into a church.. (archaic) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.. A pavilion or portable lodge [...](Scotland) A portable pulpit set up outside to accommodate worshippers who cannot fit into a church.. (archaic) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.. A pavilion or portable lodge [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of tent.
English word tent comes from Latin tendere, Latin teneo, Proto-Italic *tentos, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) tente (Tent, temporary hut or other similar building.).

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Tent detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tendere Latin (lat)
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 [...]
*tentos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
tensus Latin (lat)
tentus Latin (lat)
*tenta Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
tente Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Tent, temporary hut or other similar building.
tente Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
tent English (eng) (Scotland) A portable pulpit set up outside to accommodate worshippers who cannot fit into a church.. (archaic) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, used for sheltering people from the weather.. A trouser tent; a piece of fabric, etc. protruding outward like a tent. [...]

Words with the same origin as tent

Descendants of tendere
attend attendance attention attentive bartender intend intense intensive tend tendency tender
Descendants of teneo
contain containment content continent continental continue continuum detain detention entertain entertaining entertainment maintain obtain rain rainbow raincoat rainforest rainy retain sustain tenant tennis tenure