Entertaiment is a word that can be translated in many different ways. Its roots can be traced to Medieval Latin intertenere, or “to hold inside.” The prefix of the word is related to the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch out. The word has demonstrated a remarkable ability to transcend media and remain familiar. It is these characteristics that have allowed the word to maintain its relevance over time, and that have made it so central to modern life.
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