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EtymologyEdit

From Latin continēre, present active infinitive of contineō.

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contenir ‎(first-person singular present continc, past participle contingut)

  1. to contain

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French contenir, a borrowing from Latin continēre, present active infinitive of contineō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

contenir

  1. to contain (To have in)
  2. to contain, to hold back (control, e.g. a disease)
  3. to hold, to take, to seat (To have a capacity of)

ConjugationEdit

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

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin continēre, present active infinitive of contineō.

VerbEdit

contenir

  1. (reflexive, se contenir) to control oneself, to keep one's feelings and behavior in check
  2. (reflexive, se contenir) to behave (in a given way)

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem contien distinct from the unstressed stem conten, 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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