advenir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French advenir, a borrowing 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.

Verb[edit]

advenir

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

Conjugation[edit]

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -venir, such as convenir and devenir, are conjugated this way.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin advenīre, present active infinitive of adveniō. Doublet of avenir.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (intransitive) to arrive
  2. (intransitive) to happen

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