mentre

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dum interim.

Conjunction[edit]

mentre

  1. while
  2. (triggers subjunctive) as long as

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the older form (14th century) domentre, from Latin dum + interim.[1] Cognate to Spanish mientras.

Conjunction[edit]

mentre

  1. while; as (during the same time that)
  2. while; whilst; whereas (but in contrast...)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951