retencioun etymology

Middle English word retencioun comes from Latin teneo, Latin re-, Dutch retinere

Detailed word origin of retencioun

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 [...]
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
retinere Dutch (nld)
retineo Latin (lat) I hold fast, maintain, preserve, protect, guard, retain.. I hold in check, repress, check, stop, stay.. I keep or hold back, detain, restrain, retain, confine, contain; delay.
retentus Latin (lat)
retentio Latin (lat) A holding back; holding in; a withholding. A retaining, keeping back. Preservation, maintenance.
retencioun Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as retencioun

Descendants of teneo
absteinen abstenen absteynen abstinent apperteinen contencion continuel rein retenue reyn reyne tente
Descendants of re-
rabeten re- redimer redolent regraten regreten regretten rejecten remedie remembren remewen repairen repellen replien resolven respiracioun respounse retornen retracten returnen reveue revolven reward