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You are viewing the etymology of tent meaning: (Verb Noun) (medicine, sometimes, figurative) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent. (medicine) A probe for searching a wound.. (medicine) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or [...](medicine, sometimes, figurative) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent. (medicine) A probe for searching a wound.. (medicine) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or [...]. 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) (medicine, sometimes, figurative) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent. (medicine) A probe for searching a wound.. (medicine) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical piece of sponge or other absorbent, used chiefly to dilate a natural canal, to keep open the orifice of a wound, or to absorb discharges.

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