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EtymologyEdit

From Old French apartenir, borrowed from Late Latin appertinēre, present active infinitive of appertineō (belong to), from Latin pertineō. Cf. also Old French partenir.

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VerbEdit

appartenir

  1. (intransitive) (+ à) to belong to
  2. (intransitive) (+ à) to concern

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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