devenir

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French[edit]

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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

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

Descendants[edit]

  • French: devenir

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French devenir.

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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