advenir

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From Latin advenīre.

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advenir (first-person singular present advinc, past participle advingut)

  1. (intransitive) To happen, to occur.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French advenir, from Latin advenīre, present active infinitive of adveniō (or re-Latinized further from an Old French form avenir). Cf. also the archaic inherited doublet aveindre (pull or take something from its resting place; reach or attain something through effort), coming through a Vulgar Latin form *advenǐre or influenced by atteindre.

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  • IPA(key): /ad.və.niʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

advenir (defective)

  1. (impersonal, defective, literary or poetic) to happen, to occur

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This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -venir, such as convenir and devenir, are conjugated this way. Such verbs are the only verbs whose the past historic and subjunctive imperfect endings do not start in one of these thematic vowels (-a-, -i-, -u-). This verb is impersonal and is conjugated only in the third-person singular.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin advenīre, present active infinitive of adveniō. Cf. also Old French avenir.

Verb[edit]

advenir

  1. To happen, to occur.
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 67:
      Lors commença Lancelot a compter toutes les adventures qui lui estoient advenues
      Then Lancelot started to recount all the adventures that had happened to him
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais, book II, chapter 37:
      là où, quand ils sont beaucoup, ils descrient tous les coups le mestier, d’autant qu’il leur advient de faire plus souvent mal que bien.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adveniō, advenīre. Doublet of avenir.

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  • IPA(key): /adbeˈniɾ/, [að̞.β̞eˈniɾ]

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advenir (first-person singular present advengo, first-person singular preterite advine, past participle advenido)

  1. (intransitive) To arrive.
    Synonym: llegar
  2. (intransitive) To happen.
    Synonyms: ocurrir, pasar, acontecer, suceder

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