[puh-ten-zuh; Italian paw-ten-tsah] /pəˈtɛn zə; Italian pɔˈtɛn tsɑ/

a city in Basilicata, in S Italy.
[skee-en-tee-ah est poh-ten-tee-ah; English see-en-shee-uh est poh-ten-shee-uh] /skiˈɛn tiˌɑ ɛst poʊˈtɛn tiˌɑ; English siˈɛn ʃi ə ɛst poʊˈtɛn ʃi ə/
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