Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

Pseudo-Hispanism, derived from English maintain +‎ Cebuano ar (correct Spanish is mantener). Maintain is altered to mintin to reflect a Cebuano pronunciation treating /e/ and /i/ as allophones.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: min‧ti‧nar
  • IPA(key): /mintiˈnaɾ/, [mɪn̪.t̪ɪˈn̪aɾ̪]

Verb edit


  1. to maintain; to keep up; to preserve; to uphold a state, condition etc.