Definition of continens
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LEM
continēns, continentis
adjective (3rd 1-termination)
  1. bounding, limiting, enclosing
  2. bordering, neighboring, contiguous, near, adjacent
  3. holding together, cohering, connected, continuous, uninterrupted
  4. [figuratively] in time, following, next, consequent upon
  5. continual, consecutive, uninterrupted
  6. in character, continent, moderate, temperate
Abbreviations
continēns entis, adj. with comp. and sup. P. of contineo, bounding, limiting, enclosing: litas, i. e. of the continent, L.: parum locuples continente ripā, H.

—Bordering, neighboring, contiguous, near, adjacent: silvae, Cs.: fundus fundo eius: aer mari: ripae collis, Cs.: cum Ciliciā.

— Holding together, cohering, connected, continuous, uninterrupted: silvae, Cs.: grex, L.: agmen, L.: ruinae, L.: terra, N.

—Fig., in time, following, next, consequent upon: continentibus diebus, Cs.: motus sensui iunctus et continens: timori perpetuo ipsum malum continens fuit, L.

—Continual, consecutive, uninterrupted: continenti labore omnia superare, Cs.: imber per noctem totam, L.: e continenti genere, in unbroken descent: continenti impetu, without a pause, Cs.

—In character, continent, moderate, temperate: hoc nemo fuit magis continens, T.: continentior in vitā quam in pecuniā, Cs.: Epaminondas, N.: continentissimi homines.
 
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