conteni

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From an earlier cunteni, generally assumed to be from Latin continēre, present active infinitive of contineō. However, this is somewhat problematic as it deviates from the usual change of Latin con- into Romanian cu (preserving the n), and tenere into ține, but other exceptions also exist. Nonetheless, it appears in texts as far back as the 16th century. Other theories suggest a root *cunctināre, from cunctārī. It may have been also influenced by *contenuāre, from tenuāre.

Verb[edit]

a conteni (third-person singular present contenește, past participle contenit4th conj.

  1. to cease

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