bienvenu

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French; literally bien ‎(well) +‎ venu ‎(come). Presumably a calque of a Frankish term, from Proto-Germanic *weljakwumô ‎(comer, welcome guest), from which many modern Germanic forms, as in English welcome.

Many cognates in other Romance languages, such as Spanish bienvenido, Italian benvenuto and Portuguese bem-vindo.

Adjective[edit]

bienvenu m ‎(feminine singular bienvenue, masculine plural bienvenus, feminine plural bienvenues)

  1. welcome

Noun[edit]

bienvenu m ‎(plural bienvenus, feminine bienvenue)

  1. somebody welcome
    Vous êtes le bienvenu - Welcome!
    Il n'est pas le bienvenu - He's not welcome.

Verb[edit]

bienvenu m ‎(feminine singular bienvenue, masculine plural bienvenus, feminine plural bienvenues)

  1. past participle of bienvenir

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