abstinent etymology

Romanian word abstinent comes from Latin teneo, Latin abs

Detailed word origin of abstinent

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)
abstinent Romanian (ron)

Words with the same origin as abstinent

Descendants of teneo
aține conteni continent continua conține cunteni detențiune deține menține obține retenție rețea reține susține ține ținere ținut
Descendants of abs
abscons ascuns