benvinguda

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Etymology[edit]

Literally ben (well) +‎ vinguda (come). Presumably a calque of an Old Frankish term, from Proto-Germanic *wiljakwumô (a welcome guest or arrival), from which many modern Germanic forms descend, as English welcome.

The are many cognates in other Romance languages, such as French bienvenu, Spanish bienvenido and Italian benvenuto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

benvinguda f (plural benvingudes)

  1. welcome (the act of welcoming)

Interjection[edit]

benvinguda

  1. welcome (to a female)

Adjective[edit]

benvinguda

  1. feminine singular of benvingut