retineo etymology

Latin word retineo comes from Latin re-, Latin tentare

Detailed word origin of retineo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
tentare Latin (lat)
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.

Words with the same origin as retineo

Descendants of re-
recens remedium responsum retinere rursus