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continentia

Ὁ δ' ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ -> The unexamined life is not worth living
Plato, Apology of Socrates 38a

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

contĭnentĭa: ae, f. contineo.
I A holding back, repressing. *
   A Lit.: (crepitūs ventris), Suet. Claud. 32 fin.—
   B Trop. (acc. to contineo, I. B. 2. b., and continens, B.), a briding, restraining of one's passions and desires, abstemiousness, continence, temperance, moderation, ἐγκράτεια (the common signif.; most freq. in Cic.; it is diff. from abstinentia, v. in h. v.; opp. libido): continentia est, per quam cupiditas consilii gubernatione regitur, Cic. Inv. 2, 54, 164; id. Off. 2, 24, 86; cf. Quint. 5, 10, 121: conferte hujus libidines cum illius continentiā, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 52, § 115; cf.: ubi pro continentiā et aequitate libido atque superbia invasere, Sall. C. 2, 5; connected with modestia, Caes. B. G. 7, 52; cf. Quint. 2, 21, 3; 3, 7, 15 al.—
II (Acc. to contineo, I. B. 3., and continens, C.) The contents of a work (only late Lat.): operis, Macr. Somn. Scip. 2, 12, § 2; Hier. in Isa. 5, 20 init.; 5, 23, 11; so the title of the work of Fulgentius: De Expositione Vergilianae Continentiae, etc.— *
III (Acc. to contineo, II., and continens, A. 1.) Contiguity, proximity: regionum (just before: cohaerentia regionum), Macr. S. 5, 15, 5.
contĭnentĭa: ium, n., v. contineo, P. a.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

contĭnentĭa,¹⁰ æ, f. (contineo),
1 maîtrise de soi-même, modération, retenue : Cic. Inv. 2, 164 ; Verr. 2, 4, 115
2 contenance, contenu : Macr. Scip. 2, 12, 2
3 contiguïté, voisinage : Sol. 7, 26 ; Macr. Sat. 5, 15, 5.

Latin > German (Georges)

continentia, ae, f. (contineo), I) das Ansichhalten, a) das physische, Suet. Claud. 32. – b) das moral., das Ansichhalten bei Leidenschaften u. Begierden, die Selbstbeherrschung, die Enthaltsamkeit, Mäßigung, Uneigennützigkeit u. dgl. (griech. εγκράτεια; Ggstz. libido, libidines, lascivia, insolentia [[[Übertreibung]] im Aufwande, Verschwendung]; verb. abstinentia et continentia, Ggstz. avaritia), continentia principum (Ggstz. cupiditates principum), Cic.: hinc continentia, illinc libido, Cic.: conferte huius libidines cum illius continentia, Cic.: in milite modestiam et continentiam desiderare, Caes.: aequitate et continentiā tueri socios, Cic. – m. in u. Abl., continentia in omni victu cultuque corporis, Cic. de off. 2, 86. – II) die Verfassung, mundi, Chalcid. Tim. 32 C.: oculi, ibid. 246. – III) der wesentliche Bestand, orationis, Chalcid. Tim. 44: corporis, ibid. 304. – dah. der Hauptinhalt, Macr. somn. Scip. 2, 12. § 2. Hier. in Isai. 5, 20 in. u. 5, 3, 11: u. de expositione Vergilianae continentiae, Titel einer Schrift des Fulgentius am Hygin. ed. Muncker u. ed. Staver. – IV. die Grenznachbarschaft, Grenznähe, Solin. 7, 26. Macr. sat. 5, 15. § 5.

Latin > English

continentia continentiae N F :: restraint/self-control/abstinence/holding back/repression (passion/appetite)
continentia continentia continentiae N F :: contents of a work; contiguity; proximity