maintenant

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French maintenant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛ̃t.nɑ̃/ [mæ̃.təˈnɒ̃ː]
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

maintenant

  1. now, currently
    Synonyms: à cette heure, à présent, actuellement, aujourd'hui, en ce moment

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

maintenant

  1. present participle of maintenir

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

maintenant

  1. immediately, straight away

Descendants[edit]

  • French: maintenant


References[edit]