contento

See also: contentò and contentó

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

contento (plural contentos)

  1. content, contents (that which something contains)

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /konˈtɛn.to/, [kon̪ˈt̪ɛn̪t̪o]
  • Hyphenation: con‧tèn‧to
  • Rhymes: -ɛnto

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin contentus, perfect passive participle of contineō (I contain).

AdjectiveEdit

contento (feminine singular contenta, masculine plural contenti, feminine plural contente)

  1. satisfied, pleased
    Synonyms: appagato, pago (literary), soddisfatto
    Antonyms: deluso, dispiaciuto, inappagato, insoddisfatto, scontento
  2. content, happy
    Synonyms: allegro, felice, giocondo, gioioso, ilare, lieto
    Antonyms: abbattuto, afflitto, infelice, malinconico, mesto, scontento, triste
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (obsolete) That which is contained; content
    Synonym: contenuto
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto II, lines 76–78:
      ‘O donna di virtù sola per cui ¶ l'umana spezie eccede ogni contento ¶ di quel ciel c'ha minor li cerchi sui []
      O Lady of virtue, thou alone through whom the human race exceedeth all contained within the heaven that has the lesser circles,

Etymology 2Edit

Back-formation from contentare (to satisfy).

NounEdit

contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (literary) satisfaction, happiness
    Synonyms: contentezza, soddisfazione
    Antonyms: insoddisfazione, scontento
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin contemptus (scorn, contempt).

NounEdit

contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (obsolete) scorn, contempt
    Synonyms: biasimo, disdegno, dispetto (literary), dispregio (literary), disprezzo, disistima, esecrazione, spregio (literary), sprezzo (literary)
    Antonyms: apprezzamento, considerazione, pregio (literary), stima

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

contento

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contentare

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

contentō

  1. dative masculine singular of contentus
  2. dative neuter singular of contentus
  3. ablative masculine singular of contentus
  4. ablative neuter singular of contentus

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

contento m (feminine singular contenta, masculine plural contentos, feminine plural contentas, comparable)

  1. Archaic form of contente.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin contentus.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /konˈtento/, [kõn̪ˈt̪ẽn̪t̪o]

AdjectiveEdit

contento (feminine singular contenta, masculine plural contentos, feminine plural contentas)

  1. content, happy
  2. satisfied, glad, pleased, chuffed (British)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

contento

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of contentar.

ReferencesEdit