contentus

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of contendō (I stretch, strain, tense, make taut).

Participle[edit]

contentus (feminine contenta, neuter contentum); first/second-declension participle

  1. stretched, strained, tense, tight, on the stretch
  2. (figuratively) eager, intent
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative contentus contenta contentum contentī contentae contenta
Genitive contentī contentae contentī contentōrum contentārum contentōrum
Dative contentō contentō contentīs
Accusative contentum contentam contentum contentōs contentās contenta
Ablative contentō contentā contentō contentīs
Vocative contente contenta contentum contentī contentae contenta
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Perfect passive participle of contineō (I hold together, contain).

Participle[edit]

contentus (feminine contenta, neuter contentum); first/second-declension participle

  1. having been held together, contained
  2. (places) having been enclosed, bounded, limited
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative contentus contenta contentum contentī contentae contenta
Genitive contentī contentae contentī contentōrum contentārum contentōrum
Dative contentō contentō contentīs
Accusative contentum contentam contentum contentōs contentās contenta
Ablative contentō contentā contentō contentīs
Vocative contente contenta contentum contentī contentae contenta

Adjective[edit]

contentus (feminine contenta, neuter contentum, comparative contentior, superlative contentissimus, adverb contentē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. content, satisfied
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative contentus contenta contentum contentī contentae contenta
Genitive contentī contentae contentī contentōrum contentārum contentōrum
Dative contentō contentō contentīs
Accusative contentum contentam contentum contentōs contentās contenta
Ablative contentō contentā contentō contentīs
Vocative contente contenta contentum contentī contentae contenta
Descendants[edit]
  • Catalan: content
  • Dalmatian: contiant
  • English: content
  • French: content
  • Galician: contento

References[edit]

  • contentus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • contentus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • contentus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • contentus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to be contented: rebus suis, sorte sua contentum esse
    • (ambiguous) to be satisfied with a little: paucis, parvo contentum esse
    • (ambiguous) to be content with 12 per cent at compound interest: centesimis cum anatocismo contentum esse (Att. 5. 21. 12)