teneo

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Latin teneō.

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teneō

  1. I hold; I occupy

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ten-

From Proto-Italic *tenēō, stative from Proto-Indo-European *ten- ‎(to stretch, draw), see also Ancient Greek τείνω ‎(teínō), Persian تنیدن ‎(tanidan, to web), Sanskrit तनोति ‎(tanóti) and Old English þennan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

teneō ‎(present infinitive tenēre, perfect active tenuī, supine tentum); second conjugation

  1. I hold, have; grasp.
  2. I possess, occupy, control.
  3. I watch, guard, maintain, defend; retain, keep.
  4. I reach, attain; gain, acquire, obtain.
  5. I hold fast, restrain, detain, check, control; bind, fetter.
  6. (reflexive) I keep back, remain, stay, hold position.
  7. I know, grasp, understand, conceive.
  8. I recollect, retain knowledge of, remember, bear in mind.
  9. I insist, uphold.
  10. (of laws) I am binding on; bind, hold, obligate.
  11. I comprise, contain, include, hold.

Usage notes[edit]

The supine form tentum occurs only in compound verbs.

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References[edit]

  • teneo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.