mantenere

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.

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VerbEdit

mantenére (first-person singular present mantèngo, first-person singular past historic manténni, past participle mantenùto, first-person singular future manterrò, second-person singular imperative mantièni, auxiliary avere)

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

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