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See also: to-come and to come


Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tocomen (to come, arrive, happen), from Old English tōcuman (to come, arrive), from Proto-Germanic *tō (to), *kwemaną (to come), equivalent to to- +‎ come. Cognate with Dutch toekomen (to forward, deserve, merit, suffice), German zukommen (to come on, benefit, become).


tocome (third-person singular present tocomes, present participle tocomin, past tocam, past participle tocomen or tocomet)

  1. (intransitive) To arrive.
  2. (of a letter, package, etc.) To arrive at, reach a destination; come to a person's attention.
  3. (of an event) To happen; to be about to happen.
  4. (transitive) To encounter
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English to-come, from Old English tōcyme (coming, advent, arrival).


tocome (plural tocomes)

  1. A future period of time.
    in tocum
  2. An approach; onset.
  3. An entrance.