continens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

continēns (genitive continentis, superlative continentissimus, adverb continenter); third-declension one-termination adjective

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

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

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

continēns f (genitive continentis); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

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]

continēns (genitive continentis); third-declension one-termination participle

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension participle.

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
continentīs
continentia
Ablative continente
continentī1
continentibus
Vocative continēns continentēs continentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

References[edit]

  • continens”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • continens”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • continens 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)
  • continens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the continent: (terra) continens (B. G. 5. 8. 2)
    • to have the same boundaries; to be coterminous: continentem esse terrae or cum terra (Fam. 15. 2. 2)
    • to behave with moderation: moderatum, continentem esse