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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin manūteneō, manūtenēre(I support), from Latin manū(with the hand) + teneō(I hold). Equivalent to mano + tenere. Compare French maintenir, Spanish mantener, Portuguese manter.

VerbEdit

mantenere

  1. to keep, stand by, maintain, support, uphold
  2. to hold, defend
  3. to uphold

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