contencion etymology

Middle English word contencion comes from Latin contineo, Latin tendo, Latin com-, Latin tendere

Detailed word origin of contencion

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.
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
com- Latin (lat)
tendere Latin (lat)
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, [...]
contentio Latin (lat) Competition, rivalry. Controversy, contention, dispute. Stretching, tension. Struggle, effort.
contencion Old French (fro)
contencion Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as contencion

Descendants of contineo
Descendants of tendo
atenden attencioun attenden attent entenden ententif extenden intenden ostentacioun tenden tent tente
Descendants of com-
accomplissen accounten acomplissen commaunder companion compas compellen competent compleet complexion compounen condescenden conscience constant correcten costen coust cowche precious prison prisoun prysen vicaire viker
Descendants of tendere