tienta

noun
tien·​ta | \ tēˈentə \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for tienta

Spanish, literally, test, probe, from tentar to touch, test, probe, from Latin temptare, tentare to touch, feel, attempt, tempt

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“Tienta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tienta. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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