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cenar (Verb) "dinner"

12th cent. From Latin cenare 'id.,' from Latin cena "dinner." See cena.

Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Asturian cenar, Portuguese cear, Galician cear, Italian cenare; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Aromanian tsinari, Romanian cinare; Sardinian: chenare

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