ritenere etymology

Italian word ritenere comes from Latin tento (I handle, touch.. I try, test.), Latin re-

Detailed word origin of ritenere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tento Latin (lat) I handle, touch.. I try, test.
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.
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.
ritenere Italian (ita) (transitive) to hold back, hold down, hold, stop, retain. (transitive) to think, believe, reckon, consider.

Words with the same origin as ritenere

Descendants of tento
stentare tentare tentativo tentatore tentazione
Descendants of re-
arresto raccogliere reazione recente relazione resistere respirare responsabile restare rete revisione ricevere richiesta ricordare ricordo rifugio rimanere rimasto riposare riposo ripreso risolto risolvere rispetto rispondere