NOTE: Compare to Sense 2: in Sense 1, object must be abstract.
French became the language of law and government, of war and of all
that pertained to the life of the wealthier classes.
My remark pertained to you earlier comments.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: Compare to Sense 1: in Sense 2, object must be concrete.
And there came an angel of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was
in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite.
She pertains to me and I to her.
That dog pertains to an excellent breed.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2