French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French apartenir, borrowed from Late Latin appertinēre (belong to), from Latin pertineō. Cf. also Old French partenir.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /a.paʁ.tə.niʁ/
  • (file)

Verb edit


  1. (intransitive) to belong [+ à (object) = to]
  2. (intransitive) to concern [+ à (object)]

Conjugation edit

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -tenir, such as contenir and détenir, are conjugated this way. Such verbs are the only verbs whose the past historic and subjunctive imperfect endings do not start in one of these thematic vowels (-a-, -i-, -u-).

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Further reading edit