continu etymology

French word continu comes from Latin teneo, Latin con-

Detailed word origin of continu

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.
continu Old French (fro) (medicine, of a fever) steady; not variable. Continuous; without pauses or gaps.
continu French (fra) Continuous, uninterrupted.

Words with the same origin as continu

Descendants of teneo
abstenir appartenir content continental continuer détenir détention entretenir lieutenant maintenir obtenir pertinent reine retenir rétention rétine soutenir soutien tenace tenant tenir tente ténacité ténor
Descendants of con-
combat commencer commun complet complètement comprendre compris compter concours conduire conduit connaissance connaître connu conseil construire contact contrat convaincre costume coucher couché couple cousin découvert