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EtymologyEdit

arrive +‎ -er

NounEdit

arriver (plural arrivers)

  1. One who arrives; usually, one who arrives in a specified way
    • 2007, January 7, Gerard Beekman and Michael Kaminsky[1]:
      Mr. Kaminsky tells precisely the same story — except with Mr. Beekman as the late arriver.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a- + rive, Vulgar Latin *arripare, from Latin ad rīpa. Compare Italian arrivare, Spanish arribar.

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VerbEdit

arriver

  1. to arrive (often followed by a location)
    On est arrivés à Paris vers 9 heures.
    We arrived in Paris around 9 o'clock.
  2. to happen (unlike other translations of happen, can be used with an indirect object to specify something/somebody affected by the action; it may also be used with a relative clause in the subjunctive)
    Ça ne m'arrive jamais.
    That never happens to me.
    Il arrive souvent qu'il soit tard.
    It often happens that he is late.
  3. to be able to, to manage (to do something successfully) (see also parvenir)
    Je suis finalement arrivé à réparer cette porte.
    I finally managed to repair that door.
  4. to obtain a level of success or fame.

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Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

arriver

  1. to arrive

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French ariver, from Late Latin *arrīpare, from Latin ad + rīpa (shore).

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VerbEdit

arriver

  1. (Jersey) to arrive

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