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Late Latin, from circum ‎(away from) + teneō ‎(hold; restrain).



circumteneō ‎(present infinitive circumtenēre, perfect active circumtenuī, supine circumtentum); second conjugation

  1. I keep around, possess.


   Conjugation of circumteneo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumteneō circumtenēs circumtenet circumtenēmus circumtenētis circumtenent
imperfect circumtenēbam circumtenēbās circumtenēbat circumtenēbāmus circumtenēbātis circumtenēbant
future circumtenēbō circumtenēbis circumtenēbit circumtenēbimus circumtenēbitis circumtenēbunt
perfect circumtenuī circumtenuistī circumtenuit circumtenuimus circumtenuistis circumtenuērunt, circumtenuēre
pluperfect circumtenueram circumtenuerās circumtenuerat circumtenuerāmus circumtenuerātis circumtenuerant
future perfect circumtenuerō circumtenueris circumtenuerit circumtenuerimus circumtenueritis circumtenuerint
passive present circumteneor circumtenēris, circumtenēre circumtenētur circumtenēmur circumtenēminī circumtenentur
imperfect circumtenēbar circumtenēbāris, circumtenēbāre circumtenēbātur circumtenēbāmur circumtenēbāminī circumtenēbantur
future circumtenēbor circumtenēberis, circumtenēbere circumtenēbitur circumtenēbimur circumtenēbiminī circumtenēbuntur
perfect circumtentus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect circumtentus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect circumtentus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumteneam circumteneās circumteneat circumteneāmus circumteneātis circumteneant
imperfect circumtenērem circumtenērēs circumtenēret circumtenērēmus circumtenērētis circumtenērent
perfect circumtenuerim circumtenuerīs circumtenuerit circumtenuerīmus circumtenuerītis circumtenuerint
pluperfect circumtenuissem circumtenuissēs circumtenuisset circumtenuissēmus circumtenuissētis circumtenuissent
passive present circumtenear circumteneāris, circumteneāre circumteneātur circumteneāmur circumteneāminī circumteneantur
imperfect circumtenērer circumtenērēris, circumtenērēre circumtenērētur circumtenērēmur circumtenērēminī circumtenērentur
perfect circumtentus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect circumtentus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumtenē circumtenēte
future circumtenētō circumtenētō circumtenētōte circumtenentō
passive present circumtenēre circumtenēminī
future circumtenētor circumtenētor circumtenentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives circumtenēre circumtenuisse circumtentūrus esse circumtenērī circumtentus esse circumtentum īrī
participles circumtenēns circumtentūrus circumtentus circumtenendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
circumtenēre circumtenendī circumtenendō circumtenendum circumtentum circumtentū

Related terms[edit]


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