obtenir

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin obtineō, obtinēre, with conjugation based on tenir.

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obtenir (first-person singular present obtinc, past participle obtingut)

  1. to obtain, to get

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French obtenir, borrowed from Latin obtineō, obtinēre, with conjugation based on tenir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

obtenir

  1. to get, to obtain

Conjugation[edit]

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -tenir, such as contenir and détenir, 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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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French obtenir.

Verb[edit]

obtenir

  1. to obtain

Descendants[edit]

  • English: obtain
  • French: obtenir

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First known attestation 1283[1], borrowed from Latin obtineō, obtinēre, with conjugation modeled on tenir.

Verb[edit]

obtenir

  1. to obtain

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem obtien distinct from the unstressed stem obten, 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology and history of “obtenir”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.