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contener (Verb) "to contain"
From Latin continere "to contain" but also "to hold together." From intensifying prefix com- (see co-) and tenere "to hold" (see tener).
Portuguese conter, Galician conter, Catalan contenir, French contenir, Italian contenere, Romanian conteni, conține
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