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

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contenir

  1. to contain (To have in)
  2. to contain, to hold back (control, e.g. a disease, tears), to keep in check (control something that might hurt you, e.g. emotions)
  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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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin continēre, present active infinitive of contineō.

Verb[edit]

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)

Conjugation[edit]

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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