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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French advenir, a borrowing from Latin advenīre, present active infinitive of adveniō (or re-Latinized further from an Old French form avenir). Cf. also the archaic inherited doublet aveindre(pull or take something from its resting place; reach or attain something through effort), coming through a Vulgar Latin form *advenǐre or influenced by atteindre.

VerbEdit

advenir

  1. (impersonal, literary or poetic) to happen; to occur

ConjugationEdit

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -venir, such as convenir and devenir, are conjugated this way.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin advenīre, present active infinitive of adveniō. Cf. also Old French avenir.

VerbEdit

advenir

  1. to happen, to occur
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 67:
      Lors commença Lancelot a compter toutes les adventures qui lui estoient advenues
      Then Lancelot started to recount all the adventures that had happened to him
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais, book II, chapter 37:
      là où, quand ils sont beaucoup, ils descrient tous les coups le mestier, d’autant qu’il leur advient de faire plus souvent mal que bien.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin advenīre, present active infinitive of adveniō. Doublet of avenir.

VerbEdit

advenir ‎(first-person singular present advengo, first-person singular preterite advine, past participle advenido)

  1. (intransitive) to arrive
  2. (intransitive) to happen

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