distineo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dis- +‎ teneō (hold; restrain).

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Verb[edit]

present active distineō, present infinitive distinēre, perfect active distinuī, supine distentum

  1. I hold or keep apart; divide, separate, split.
  2. (of the mind) I divide, split, distract, perplex.
  3. I hold off, keep back, hold up; detain, hinder, prevent.
  4. I occupy, engage, divert, employ.

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References[edit]

  • distineo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879