From per- +‎ veniō (come)



perveniō (present infinitive pervenīre, perfect active pervēnī, supine perventum); fourth conjugation

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


   Conjugation of pervenio (fourth conjugation)
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 pervenior pervenīris, pervenīre pervenītur pervenīmur pervenīminī perveniuntur
imperfect perveniēbar perveniēbāris, perveniēbāre perveniēbātur perveniēbāmur perveniēbāminī perveniēbantur
future perveniar perveniēris, perveniēre perveniētur perveniēmur perveniēminī pervenientur
perfect perventus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect perventus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect perventus + future active indicative of sum
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 perveniar perveniāris, perveniāre perveniātur perveniāmur perveniāminī perveniantur
imperfect pervenīrer pervenīrēris, pervenīrēre pervenīrētur pervenīrēmur pervenīrēminī pervenīrentur
perfect perventus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect perventus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pervenī pervenīte
future pervenītō pervenītō pervenītōte perveniuntō
passive present pervenīre pervenīminī
future pervenītor pervenītor perveniuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives pervenīre pervēnisse perventūrus esse pervenīrī, pervenīrier1 perventus esse perventum īrī
participles perveniēns perventūrus perventus perveniendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
pervenīre perveniendī perveniendō perveniendum perventum perventū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.



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  • 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
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.pervenio”.
  • 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)