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destinar (Verb) "to destine"
15th cent. From Latin destinare 'id.' From Proto-Italic *de "from" (see de) and *stan-e/o- "to place." From Proto-Indo-European *st-né-h2- 'id.' From the root *steh2- "to stand" (see estar).
Asturian destinar, Portuguese destinar, Galician destinar, French destiner, Italian destinare
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