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contentar (Verb) "to please"
15th cent. From Latin contentare 'id.,' from continere "to hold together" (see contener) and frequentive suffix -tare (see note under faltar).
Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Portuguese conter, Galician conter, Catalan contenir, French contenir, Italian contenere; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Romanian conteni, conține