Definition of tienta
: a test of the spirit and keenness of young bulls and heifers to determine their fitness for the ring or for breeding —called also tentadero
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Origin and Etymology of tienta
Spanish, literally, test, probe, from tentar to touch, test, probe, from Latin temptare, tentare to touch, feel, attempt, tempt — more at tempt
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