continent etymology

Romanian word continent comes from Latin teneo, Latin con-, French continent (Continent.)

Detailed word origin of continent

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

Words with the same origin as continent

Descendants of teneo
abstinent aține conteni continua conține cunteni detențiune deține menține obține retenție rețea reține susține ține ținere ținut
Descendants of con-
acoperi ascuns coleg comanda compara complet comporta comun concurs conduce condus conexiune confuz confuzie consiliu conta continuu convinge costa costum culca cumpăra cunoscut cuplu cuvânt
Descendants of continent