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.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /man.teˈne.re/
  • Rhymes: -ere
  • Hyphenation: man‧te‧né‧re

VerbEdit

mantenére (first-person singular present mantèngo, first-person singular past historic manténni, past participle mantenùto, first-person singular future manterrò, auxiliary avére)

  1. to maintain, to keep
  2. to conserve
  3. to support (someone) financially or materially
  4. to govern
  5. to hold, to defend (a political possession, conquered territory, etc.)
  6. to uphold, to respect (a commitment, secret, etc.)
  7. (now southern Italy) to hold (something) in one's hand

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