contento

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See also: Contento, contentó, and contentò

Asturian

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Adjective

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contento

  1. neuter of contentu

Galician

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese, from Latin contentus. Cognate with Portuguese contente.

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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

  1. content, happy
    Synonym: ledo
    Antonyms: infeliz, triste
  2. satisfied, glad, pleased
    Synonym: satisfeito
  3. (figurative) tipsy
    Synonyms: alegre, peneque

Noun

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contento m (plural contentos)

  1. satisfaction

References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “contento”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “content”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • contento” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • contento” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • contento” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Interlingua

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Noun

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contento (plural contentos)

  1. content, contents (that which something contains)

Italian

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Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

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From Latin contentus, perfect passive participle of contineō (to contain), whence Italian contenere.

Adjective

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contento (feminine contenta, masculine plural contenti, feminine plural contente, superlative contentissimo)

  1. satisfied, pleased
    Synonyms: appagato, (literary) pago, 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
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Noun

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contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (obsolete) that which is contained; content
    Synonym: contenuto
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell], 12th edition (paperback), 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 2

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Deverbal from contentare (to satisfy) +‎ -o.

Noun

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contento m (plural contenti)

  1. (literary) satisfaction, happiness
    Synonyms: contentezza, soddisfazione
    Antonyms: insoddisfazione, scontento
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Etymology 3

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From Latin contemptus (scorn, contempt).

Noun

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contento m (plural contenti)

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

Etymology 4

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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contento

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contentare

Anagrams

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Latin

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Participle

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contentō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of contentus

Portuguese

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Pronunciation

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  • Rhymes: -ẽtu
  • Hyphenation: con‧ten‧to

Etymology 1

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Adjective

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

  1. Archaic form of contente.

Etymology 2

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Verb

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contento

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contentar

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /konˈtento/ [kõn̪ˈt̪ẽn̪.t̪o]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ento
  • Syllabification: con‧ten‧to

Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Latin contentus.[1]

Adjective

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

  1. content
  2. happy, glad
    Synonyms: feliz, alegre
  3. pleased, chuffed (British)
  4. satisfied
    Synonym: satisfecho
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Noun

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contento m (plural contentos)

  1. contentment; gladness
    Synonyms: alegría, contentura

Etymology 2

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Verb

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contento

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contentar

References

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