tente etymology

French word tente comes from Proto-Indo-European *tengʰ-, Latin teneo, and later Proto-Italic *tendō (To stretch.)

Detailed word origin of tente

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*tengʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
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 [...]
*tendō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To stretch.
*tn̥tós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Stretched, extended.
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
*tentos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
tensus Latin (lat)
tentus Latin (lat)
*tenta Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
tente Old French (fro) Tent, temporary hut or other similar building.
tente French (fra) Tent.

Words with the same origin as tente

Descendants of teneo
abstenir appartenir content continental continu continuer détenir détention entretenir lieutenant maintenir obtenir pertinent reine retenir rétention rétine soutenir soutien tenace tenant tenir ténacité ténor