mant

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See also: -mant and -mânt

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan mant. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *managiþō, cognate with Old French maint, or possibly from a conflation of tantus (many) + magnum (large).

Adjective[edit]

mant (feminine manta, masculine plural mants, feminine plural mantes)

  1. much; a lot (of)
    • 1283, Ramón Lull, Blanquerna, page 76:
      Mant hom se vana que murria pel vostre Fill, si lloch venia; mas paucs son cells qui·l vagen preycar als infeels, car mort los fay duptar.
      Many men boast that they would die for your Son, if it came to that; however few are they who preach to the infidels, as death makes them doubt.
    • 1983, Isabel Clara Simó, Júlia, page 108:
      Trucà manta vegades. A la fi l’obriren, una minyona de cabells vermells que no hi era el dia que hi feren la visita en què es prometeren.
      He rang many times. Finally someone opened the door, a maid with red hair who wasn't there on the day he made the visit to promise themselves in marriage.

Adverb[edit]

mant

  1. in abundance, galore

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Old Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *managiþō. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French maint.

Adjective[edit]

mant

  1. much; a lot (of)

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