maintenant

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From maintenir +‎ -ant. Equivalent to main +‎ tenant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

maintenant

  1. now, currently

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

maintenant

  1. present participle of maintenir

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Old French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

maintenant

  1. immediately; straight away

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