mantener

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin manūteneō, manūtenēre (I support), from Latin manū (with the hand) + teneō (I hold).

Verb[edit]

mantener

  1. to maintain; to keep

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin manūteneō, manūtenēre (I support), from Latin manū (with the hand) + teneō (I hold).

Verb[edit]

mantener (Latin spelling)

  1. to maintain, preserve

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin manūteneō, manūtenēre (I support), from Latin manū (with the hand) + teneō (I hold). Equivalent to mano + tener. Compare Portuguese manter, French maintenir, Italian mantenere.

Verb[edit]

mantener (first-person singular present mantengo, first-person singular preterite mantuve, past participle mantenido)

  1. to maintain; to keep, to preserve.
    Mantenga la tapa cerrada.‎ ― Keep the lid closed.
  2. to support.
    Yo mantengo a mis hijos.‎ ― I support my children.

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