Definition of detineo
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Orthography ID = 1004410
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LEM
dētineō, dētinēre, dētinuī, dētentus
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to hold off, keep back, detain, check
  2. [figuratively] to hinder, prevent, delay
  3. of time, to lengthen, fill
  4. to keep, occupy, engage, busy
Abbreviations
dētineō tinuī, tentus, ēre de + teneo, to hold off, keep back, detain, check: a quo incepto me ambitio detinuerat, S.: me detinuit morbus, T.: civium numerum tam bonis rebus: contionibus detinenda plebs, L.: me his oris, V.: nisi quid te detinet, if you have time, H.: me Gratā compede Myrtale, H.: novissimos proelio, Cs.: amor me Martis in armis detinet, V.: in eā legatione detentus, Ta.

—Fig., to hinder, prevent, delay: Galliae victoriam, Cs.: se nonum ad diem, to prolong his life, Ta.

—Of time, to lengthen, fill: tempus, O.: euntem sermone diem, O.

—To keep, occupy, engage, busy: in alienis negotiis detineri: Nos Pallas detinet, O.
 
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