detenir

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From Latin dētinēre, present active infinitive of dētineō.

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detenir (first-person singular present detinc, past participle detingut)

  1. (transitive) to stop, to block
  2. (transitive) to detain
    • 2017 January 4, Julia Camacho, “Detinguda la meitat de la plantilla dela Guàrdia Civil per narcotràfic”, in El Periódico[1]:
      Els veïns d'Isla Mayor (Sevilla), un petit municipi a la riba del riu Guadalquivir, fa dies que estan en estat de xoc després de saber que la meitat de la plantilla de la caserna de la Guàrdia Civil, començant pel sergent, està detinguda per narcotràfic.
      The residents of Isla Mayor (Sevilla), a small municipality on the bank of the Guadalquivir river, have been in a state of shock for days after learning that half of the staff of the Guardia Civil's barracks, starting with the sergeant, is detained for drug trafficking.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin detinere, present active infinitive of detineo.

Verb[edit]

detenir

  1. to detain (to keep as a prisoner; to not allow to leave)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: detain
  • French: détenir

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (detenir, supplement)