tenus

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Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

tenus

  1. conditional of teni

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

tenus

  1. masculine plural of the past participle of tenir

Anagrams[edit]


Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

tenus

  1. conditional of tenar

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *tenos, from Proto-Indo-European *tén-os, from *ten- (to stretch, draw). Compare Sanskrit तनस् (tánas), Ancient Greek τένος (ténos). More at teneō (hold, grasp).[1]

Noun[edit]

tenus n (genitive tenoris); third declension

  1. some sort of snare

Declension[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tenus tenora
genitive tenoris tenorum
dative tenorī tenoribus
accusative tenus tenora
ablative tenore tenoribus
vocative tenus tenora

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ten- (to stretch, draw). The specific etymology is debated: De Vaan suggests that it is merely a petrified accusative of extent of the s-stem *tenos and rejects Meiser's suggestion that it stems from the Proto-Indo-European perfect participle *tn̥-wós.[1][2]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -tenus (written without a space)

Postposition[edit]

tenus (with genitive and ablative)

  1. (with genitive and ablative) Right up to, as far as, just as far as
  2. (with ablative, of a process) Up to (a given stage of)
  3. (with genitive and ablative, of limitation) To the maximum extent of, within
  4. (Ecclesiastical Latin) Lengthwise, along

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • (perhaps) *ad tenus

References[edit]

  • tĕnus1 in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tĕnus2 in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tenus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tenus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • 1 tĕnŭs” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 2 tĕnus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the water reaches to the waist: aqua est umbilīco tenus
  • tenus1 ~oris” on page 2120/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (2nd ed., 2012)
  • tenus2” on page 2120/2-3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (2nd ed., 2012)
  • tenus” in Leo F. Stelten, editor (1995) Dictionary of ecclesiastical Latin: with an appendix of Latin expressions defined and clarified, Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers
  1. 1.0 1.1 De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “teneō”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 612-613
  2. ^ Gerhard Meiser (1998) Laut-und Formenlehre der lateinischen Sprache. Darmstadt. page 183.