continens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of contineō(I hold together, contain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

continēns m, f, n (genitive continentis); third declension

  1. limiting, enclosing
  2. bordering, neighboring
  3. connected, continuous, unbroken
  4. continual, uninterrupted

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative continēns continentēs continentia
genitive continentis continentium
dative continentī continentibus
accusative continentem continēns continentēs continentia
ablative continentī continentibus
vocative continēns continentēs continentia

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

continēns f (genitive continentis); third declension

  1. continent
  2. mainland
  3. (figuratively, rhetoric) The primary point.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative continēns continentēs
genitive continentis continentum
dative continentī continentibus
accusative continentem continentēs
ablative continente continentibus
vocative continēns continentēs

Descendants[edit]

Participle[edit]

continens m, f, n (genitive continentis); third declension

  1. holding together, containing
  2. (places) enclosing, bounding, limiting

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative continēns continentēs continentia
genitive continentis continentium
dative continentī continentibus
accusative continentem continēns continentēs continentia
ablative continente, continentī1 continentibus
vocative continēns continentēs continentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

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