détenir

See also: detenir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French detenir, borrowed from Latin detineō, detinēre, and adapted to the conjugation of tenir.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /det.niʁ/, /dɛt.niʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iʁ

VerbEdit

détenir

  1. (law) to detain
  2. to possess, to have, to hold

ConjugationEdit

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -tenir, such as contenir and retenir, 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-).

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