devenir

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French devenir, from Latin dēvenīre, present active infinitive of dēveniō, from + veniō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /də.v(ə).niʁ/
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Noun[edit]

devenir m (plural devenirs)

  1. future
    Synonyms: futur, destin, avenir

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Verb[edit]

devenir

  1. to become
  2. (Louisiana, followed by de) to come from

Conjugation[edit]

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -venir, such as convenir and revenir, 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-).

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Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

devenir

  1. to become

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First known attestation circa 980 as devenguz (nominative masculine singular past participle form). From Latin devenīre, present active infinitive of deveniō.

Verb[edit]

devenir

  1. to become, to turn into
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Yonec
      Chevaliers bels e genz devint.
      He turned into a handsome, noble knight.

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem devien distinct from the unstressed stem deven, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

  • French: devenir

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French devenir.

Noun[edit]

devenir m (plural devenires)

  1. coming, future

Verb[edit]

devenir (first-person singular present devengo, first-person singular preterite devine, past participle devenido)

  1. to become
  2. to happen
    Synonyms: pasar, suceder, ocurrir

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