retentio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From retentus +‎ -iō, from retineō (keep or hold back).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

retentiō f (genitive retentiōnis); third declension

  1. a holding back; holding in; a withholding
  2. a retaining, keeping back
  3. preservation, maintenance

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative retentiō retentiōnēs
genitive retentiōnis retentiōnum
dative retentiōnī retentiōnibus
accusative retentiōnem retentiōnēs
ablative retentiōne retentiōnibus
vocative retentiō retentiōnēs

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References[edit]

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