mantenere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

mantenere

  1. to keep, stand by, maintain, support, uphold
  2. to hold, defend
  3. to uphold

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