Definition of distineo
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Orthography ID = 1004901
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LEM
distineō, distinēre, distinuī, distentus
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to keep asunder, separate, part, hold back
  2. to keep back, hinder, detain, occupy, engage, employ, divert
  3. to hinder, delay, put off, prevent
  4. [figuratively] to distract, perplex
Abbreviations
distineō tinuī, tentus, ēre dis + teneo, to keep asunder, separate, part, hold back: tigna binis utrimque fibulis distinebantur, Cs.: duo freta Isthmos, O.: alqm a domo, H.: hostem Agger, V.

—To keep back, hinder, detain, occupy, engage, employ, divert: manūs hostium, Cs.: copias Caesaris, kept from uniting, Cs.: Volscos, L.: in multitudine iudiciorum distineri: distineri litibus, N.: ad omnia tuenda multifariam distineri, L.

— To hinder, delay, put off, prevent: pacem: victoriam, Cs.: rem distinebat, quod, etc., L.

—Fig., to distract, perplex: distineor dolore: factiones senatum distinebant, L.
 
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