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From per- +‎ veniō (come)



perveniō (present infinitive pervenīre, perfect active pervēnī, supine perventum); fourth conjugation, impersonal in the passive

  1. I come, arrive
  2. I reach, attain, come to


  • Non-impersonal passive forms are found post-Classically.
   Conjugation of perveniō (fourth conjugation, impersonal in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perveniō pervenīs pervenit pervenīmus pervenītis perveniunt
imperfect perveniēbam perveniēbās perveniēbat perveniēbāmus perveniēbātis perveniēbant
future perveniam perveniēs perveniet perveniēmus perveniētis pervenient
perfect pervēnī pervēnistī pervēnit pervēnimus pervēnistis pervēnērunt, pervēnēre
pluperfect pervēneram pervēnerās pervēnerat pervēnerāmus pervēnerātis pervēnerant
future perfect pervēnerō pervēneris pervēnerit pervēnerimus pervēneritis pervēnerint
passive present pervenītur
imperfect perveniēbātur
future perveniētur
perfect perventum est
pluperfect perventum erat
future perfect perventum erit
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perveniam perveniās perveniat perveniāmus perveniātis perveniant
imperfect pervenīrem pervenīrēs pervenīret pervenīrēmus pervenīrētis pervenīrent
perfect pervēnerim pervēnerīs pervēnerit pervēnerīmus pervēnerītis pervēnerint
pluperfect pervēnissem pervēnissēs pervēnisset pervēnissēmus pervēnissētis pervēnissent
passive present perveniātur
imperfect pervenīrētur
perfect perventum sit
pluperfect perventum esset, perventum foret
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pervenī pervenīte
future pervenītō pervenītō pervenītōte perveniuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives pervenīre pervēnisse perventūrum esse pervenīrī perventum esse
participles perveniēns perventūrus perventum perveniendum, perveniundum
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
perveniendī perveniendō perveniendum perveniendō perventum perventū



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  • Catalan: pervenir
  • French: parvenir
  • Italian: pervenire


  • pervenio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pervenio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pervenio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to come to Rome: Romam venire, pervenire
    • to come to some one's ears: ad aures alicuius (not alicui) pervenire, accidere
    • to come into some one's hands: in alicuius manus venire, pervenire
    • to live to a very great age: ad summam senectutem pervenire
    • affairs are desperate; we are reduced to extremeties: ad extrema perventum est
    • to attain to the highest eminence: ad summam auctoritatem pervenire
    • to attain perfection: ad perfectionem, (ad summum) pervenire
    • he attained his object: ad id quod voluit pervenit
    • to become frightened: in timorem venire, pervenire
    • to be plunged into the depths of despair: ad (summam) desperationem pervenire, adduci (B. C. 2. 42)
    • corn had gone up to 50 denarii the bushel: ad denarios L in singulos modios annona pervenerat
    • to attain to the highest offices: ad summos honores pervenire (cf. also sect. V. 17)