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EtymologyEdit

From Latin abstineo.

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VerbEdit

abstenir (first-person singular present abstinc, past participle abstingut)

  1. (reflexive) to abstain (refrain from)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French abstenir, borrowed from Latin abstinēre, present active infinitive of abstineō (with conjugation adapted to French tenir), from abs + teneō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ap.stə.niʁ/
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VerbEdit

abstenir

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to abstain

ConjugationEdit

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -tenir, such as contenir and détenir, are conjugated this way.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abstineō, abstinēre, with conjugation adapted to tenir.

VerbEdit

abstenir

  1. to abstain from; to not participate in

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem abstien distinct from the unstressed stem absten, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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