Latin definition for: detineo, detinere, detinui, detentus


  • conjugation: 2nd conjugation
  • voice: transitive


  1. delay end, protract
  2. hold/keep back (from use)
  3. keep, cause to remain
  4. reserve
  • 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: “Oxford Latin Dictionary”, 1982 (OLD)

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