continens etymology

Latin word continens comes from Latin teneo, Latin con-

Detailed word origin of continens

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.
continere Latin (lat)
continens Latin (lat) Bordering, neighboring. Connected, continuous, unbroken. Continual, uninterrupted. Limiting, enclosing (figuratively, rhetoric) The primary point.. Continent. Mainland.

Words with the same origin as continens

Descendants of teneo
contentus continuo pertinere retinere sustinere
Descendants of con-
comes comitia commune communis competere condicio coniunx constat constitutum consuetudo consul coram curia