mintinar

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pseudo-Hispanism, derived from English maintain +‎ Cebuano ar (correct Spanish is mantener). Maintain is altered to mintin to reflect a Cebuano pronunciation treating /e/ and /i/ as allophones.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: min‧ti‧nar
  • IPA(key): /mintiˈnaɾ/, [mɪn̪t̪ɪˈn̪aɾ̪]

Verb[edit]

mintinár

  1. to maintain; to keep up; to preserve; to uphold a state, condition etc.