contenir

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Etymology[edit]

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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin continēre, present active infinitive of contineō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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)

Conjugation[edit]

  • 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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Verb[edit]

contenir

  1. (reflexive, se contenir) to behave (in a given way)

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