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EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan, from Vulgar Latin *retenīre, from Latin retinēre, present active infinitive of retineō.

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VerbEdit

retenir (first-person singular present retinc, past participle retingut)

  1. to retain; to keep
  2. to retain; to remember
  3. (reflexive) to control oneself; to control one's impulses

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French retenir, from Old French retenir, from Vulgar Latin *retenīre, from Latin retinēre, present active infinitive of retineō, from re- + teneō (to hold).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.t(ə).niʁ/
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VerbEdit

retenir

  1. (transitive) to retain, hold
    1. (transitive) to hold back, rein in
    2. (transitive) to keep, detain, hold up
  2. (transitive) to remember
  3. (transitive, intransitive) to accept (que that)
  4. (transitive, law) to uphold
  5. (reflexive) to restrain oneself, hold back

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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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French retenir.

VerbEdit

retenir

  1. to keep; to retain
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 67:
      ceulx qui venoient en la dance estoient retenus
      those who came into the dance where retained

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *retenīre, from Latin retinēre, present active infinitive of retineō

VerbEdit

retenir

  1. to keep; to retain

ConjugationEdit

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