contentio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contentus, from contendō.

Noun[edit]

contentiō f (genitive contentiōnis); third declension

  1. stretching, tension
  2. competition, rivalry
  3. struggle, effort
  4. controversy, contention, dispute

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative contentiō contentiōnēs
genitive contentiōnis contentiōnum
dative contentiōnī contentiōnibus
accusative contentiōnem contentiōnēs
ablative contentiōne contentiōnibus
vocative contentiō contentiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • contentio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • contentio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • contentio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to exert oneself: contentionem adhibere
    • to strain every nerve, do one's utmost in a matter: omni ope atque opera or omni virium contentione eniti, ut
    • to be at variance with: in controversia (contentione) esse, versari
    • to maintain a controversy with some one: controversiam (contentionem) habere cum aliquo
    • it is a debated point whether... or..: in contentione ponitur, utrum...an
    • pathetic address; emotional language: contentio (opp. sermo) (Off. 2. 48)
    • raising, lowering the voice: contentio, remissio vocis
    • party-strife: contentio partium (Phil. 5. 12. 32)