From con- ‎(together) +‎ teneō ‎(I hold)



contineō ‎(present infinitive continēre, perfect active continuī, supine contentum); second conjugation

  1. I hold or keep together/close, surround, contain; connect.
  2. (of places) I enclose, bound, limit; comprise.
  3. I detain, restrain, repress, enclose.
  4. I check, curb, stop, tame, subdue.
  5. I comprise, involve, contain.


   Conjugation of contineo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contineō continēs continet continēmus continētis continent
imperfect continēbam continēbās continēbat continēbāmus continēbātis continēbant
future continēbō continēbis continēbit continēbimus continēbitis continēbunt
perfect continuī continuistī continuit continuimus continuistis continuērunt, continuēre
pluperfect continueram continuerās continuerat continuerāmus continuerātis continuerant
future perfect continuerō continueris continuerit continuerimus continueritis continuerint
passive present contineor continēris, continēre continētur continēmur continēminī continentur
imperfect continēbar continēbāris, continēbāre continēbātur continēbāmur continēbāminī continēbantur
future continēbor continēberis, continēbere continēbitur continēbimur continēbiminī continēbuntur
perfect contentus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect contentus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect contentus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contineam contineās contineat contineāmus contineātis contineant
imperfect continērem continērēs continēret continērēmus continērētis continērent
perfect continuerim continuerīs continuerit continuerīmus continuerītis continuerint
pluperfect continuissem continuissēs continuisset continuissēmus continuissētis continuissent
passive present continear contineāris, contineāre contineātur contineāmur contineāminī contineantur
imperfect continērer continērēris, continērēre continērētur continērēmur continērēminī continērentur
perfect contentus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect contentus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present continē continēte
future continētō continētō continētōte continentō
passive present continēre continēminī
future continētor continētor continentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives continēre continuisse contentūrus esse continērī contentus esse contentum īrī
participles continēns contentūrus contentus continendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
continēre continendī continendō continendum contentum contentū

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