abstineo etymology

Latin word abstineo comes from Latin tentare, Latin ab-

Detailed word origin of abstineo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tentare Latin (lat)
ab- Latin (lat) Absence of. At a distance. Completely, thoroughly. From, away, away from. More remote. Off.
abstineo Latin (lat) (with non) I allow (Example: Se ita dicere non abstinuit. "He allowed himself to speak so/in that way."). I abstain.. I keep, stay off or away, hold at a distance, avoid.