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From ob- (in the direction of; against) +‎ veniō (come).



obveniō (present infinitive obvenīre, perfect active obvēnī, supine obventum); fourth conjugation, limited passive

  1. I come before or in the way of, meet, come face-to-face.
  2. I come or fall to someone, fall to the lot of.
  3. I happen, arise, befall.


  • Passive forms are non-Classical.
   Conjugation of obveniō (fourth conjugation, only third-person forms in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obveniō obvenīs obvenit obvenīmus obvenītis obveniunt
imperfect obveniēbam obveniēbās obveniēbat obveniēbāmus obveniēbātis obveniēbant
future obveniam obveniēs obveniet obveniēmus obveniētis obvenient
perfect obvēnī obvēnistī obvēnit obvēnimus obvēnistis obvēnērunt, obvēnēre
pluperfect obvēneram obvēnerās obvēnerat obvēnerāmus obvēnerātis obvēnerant
future perfect obvēnerō obvēneris obvēnerit obvēnerimus obvēneritis obvēnerint
passive present obvenītur obveniuntur
imperfect obveniēbātur obveniēbantur
future obveniētur obvenientur
perfect obventus est obventī sunt
pluperfect obventus erat obventī erant
future perfect obventus erit obventī erunt
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obveniam obveniās obveniat obveniāmus obveniātis obveniant
imperfect obvenīrem obvenīrēs obvenīret obvenīrēmus obvenīrētis obvenīrent
perfect obvēnerim obvēnerīs obvēnerit obvēnerīmus obvēnerītis obvēnerint
pluperfect obvēnissem obvēnissēs obvēnisset obvēnissēmus obvēnissētis obvēnissent
passive present obveniātur obveniantur
imperfect obvenīrētur obvenīrentur
perfect obventus sit obventī sint
pluperfect obventus esset, obventus foret obventī essent, obventī forent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obvenī obvenīte
future obvenītō obvenītō obvenītōte obveniuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives obvenīre obvēnisse obventūrum esse obvenīrī obventum esse obventum īrī
participles obveniēns obventūrus obventus obveniendus, obveniundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
obveniendī obveniendō obveniendum obveniendō obventum obventū

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