Latin definition for: retineo, retinere, retinui, retentus


  • conjugation: 2nd conjugation


  1. delay
  2. hold back, restrain
  3. hold fast
  4. retain,preserve
  5. uphold
  • Age: In use throughout the ages/unknown
  • Area: All or none
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: Very frequent, in all Elementry Latin books, top 1000+ words
  • Source: General, unknown or too common to say

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