Pertain

Per*tain"

(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pertained (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pertaining.] [OE. partenen, OF. partenir, fr. L. pertinere to stretch out, reach, pertain; per + tenere to hold, keep. See Per-, and Tenable, and cf. Appertain, Pertinent.] 1. To belong; to have connection with, or dependence on, something, as an appurtenance, attribute, etc.; to appertain; as, saltness pertains to the ocean; flowers pertain to plant life.
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Men hate those who affect that honor by ambition which pertaineth not to them.
Hayward.
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2. To have relation or reference to something.
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These words pertain unto us at this time as they pertained to them at their time.
Latimer.
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