revenir

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan, from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō (come back, return).

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VerbEdit

revenir (first-person singular present revinc, past participle revingut)

  1. to come again
  2. to return
  3. of a river, to rise in level

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French revenir, from Old French revenir, from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō (come back, return).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.v(ə).niʁ/
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VerbEdit

revenir

  1. to come back, to return
    Je reviens de vacances.I'm coming back from holiday.
    Je n'ai pas l'intention de revenir à Paris.I am not planning on returning to Paris.
  2. (transitive with sur) to recant
    revenir sur sa décisionto go back on one's decision
    revenir sur sa paroleto go back on one's word
  3. (cooking, preceded by faire) to brown
    Mettez un peu de beurre et d’huile et faites revenir sur le gaz.Put in a bit of butter and oil and brown on the gas cooker.

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. Such verbs are the only verbs whose the past historic and subjunctive imperfect endings do not start in one of these thematic vowels (-a-, -i-, -u-).

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French revenir.

VerbEdit

revenir

  1. to come back, to return

DescendantsEdit

  • French: revenir

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested circa 980 in La Vie de Saint Léger, inherited from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō.

VerbEdit

revenir

  1. to come back, to return

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem revien distinct from the unstressed stem reven, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From re- +‎ venir, or from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō.

VerbEdit

revenir (first-person singular present revengo, first-person singular preterite revine, past participle revenido)

  1. (intransitive) to return, revert
    Synonyms: retornar, volver
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to shrink, reduce
    Synonyms: encoger, consumir
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to go bad, spoil, turn sour (of food)
    Synonyms: acedar, avinagrar

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