continens

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

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

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

continēns f (genitive continentis); third declension

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

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative continēns continentēs
Genitive continentis continentum
Dative continentī continentibus
Accusative continentem continentēs
Ablative continente continentibus
Vocative continēns continentēs

DescendantsEdit

ParticipleEdit

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

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

DeclensionEdit

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.

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