abstinens etymology

Latin word abstinens comes from Latin teneo, Latin abs

Detailed word origin of abstinens

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 [...]
abs Latin (lat)
abstinere Latin (lat)
abstinens Latin (lat)

Words with the same origin as abstinens

Descendants of teneo
contentus continuo pertinere retinere sustinere