verb (used without object)
- persulfuric acid,
- persulphuric acid,
- perth amboy,
- perth and kinross,
- perthes disease,
Origin of pertain
Examples from the Web for pertaining
We can't dismiss these human costs as pertaining to only somebody else.
Orthograph′ic, -al, pertaining or according to orthography: spelt correctly.
Is there anything else pertaining to this history into which you would like to inquire?At Last|Marion Harland
Some trustees were appointed to investigate the whole affair, for Fred was as ignorant as a child of all pertaining to the mill.Hope Mills|Amanda M. Douglas
verb (intr often foll by to)
Word Origin for pertain
early 14c., from Old French partenir "to belong to" and directly from Latin pertinere "to reach, stretch; relate, have reference to; belong, be the right of; be applicable," from per- "through" (see per) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Pertained; pertaining.