continens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of contineō (I hold together, contain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

continēns m, f, n (genitive continentis); third declension

  1. limiting, enclosing
  2. bordering, neighboring
  3. connected, continuous, unbroken
  4. continual, uninterrupted

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative continēns continēns continentēs continentia
genitive continentis continentis continentium continentium
dative continentī continentī continentibus continentibus
accusative continentem continēns continentēs continentia
ablative continentī continentī continentibus continentibus
vocative continēns continēns continentēs continentia

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

continēns f (genitive continentis); third declension

  1. continent
  2. mainland
  3. (figuratively, rhetoric) The primary point.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative continēns continentēs
genitive continentis continentum
dative continentī continentibus
accusative continentem continentēs
ablative continente continentibus
vocative continēns continentēs

Descendants[edit]

Participle[edit]

continēns m, f, n (genitive continentis); third declension

  1. holding together, containing
  2. (places) enclosing, bounding, limiting

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative continēns continēns continentēs continentia
genitive continentis continentis continentium continentium
dative continentī continentī continentibus continentibus
accusative continentem continēns continentēs continentia
ablative continente
continentī 1
continente
continentī 1
continentibus continentibus
vocative continēns continēns continentēs continentia

1 When used purely as an adjective.