retineo

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Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ teneō (hold; restrain).

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present active retineō, present infinitive retinēre, perfect active retinuī, supine retentum

  1. I keep or hold back, detain, restrain, retain, confine, contain; delay.
  2. I hold in check, repress, check, stop, stay.
  3. I hold fast, maintain, preserve, protect, guard, retain.
  4. (with memoria) I keep in mind, remember, recollect.

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References[edit]

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