continente etymology

Italian word continente comes from Latin teneo, Latin con-, French continent (Continent.)

Detailed word origin of continente

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.
continent French (fra) Continent.
continere Latin (lat)
continens Latin (lat) Bordering, neighboring. Connected, continuous, unbroken. Continual, uninterrupted. Limiting, enclosing (figuratively, rhetoric) The primary point.. Continent. Mainland.
continente Italian (ita) Moderate Continent. Mainland.

Words with the same origin as continente

Descendants of teneo
astinenza contento continuare continuo detenzione rete ritenuto tenente tenere
Descendants of con-
colazione collega comandante combattere cominciare compagno compito completo comportamento comprare comune confuso conoscere consiglio contare conto contratto coppia costretto costruire costume cugino nascondere