souvenir

See also: Souvenir

EnglishEdit

 
Souvenirs from around the world. Clockwise from top, Empire State Building, New York City, New York, USA; Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Queen's Guards, London, United Kingdom; Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.

EtymologyEdit

From French souvenir (literally memory); compare memento.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: sou‧ve‧nir
  • IPA(key): /ˌsuːvəˈnɪə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

NounEdit

souvenir (plural souvenirs)

  1. An item of sentimental value, to remember an event or location.
    Synonyms: keepsake, memento, memorabilia
    • 2005, Steven Church, Guinness Book of Me, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 138:
      The tourists stuck to the safe confines of the gift shop, where they bought souvenir combs, shot glasses, oversize pencils, and blocks of cedar painted with rhyming poems and shellacked to a high gloss.

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VerbEdit

souvenir (third-person singular simple present souvenirs, present participle souveniring, simple past and past participle souvenired)

  1. (transitive) To take (something) as a souvenir, especially illicitly, for example during wartime.
    • 1979, Gustav Hasford, The Short-Timers, New York: Bantam Books, published 1980, →ISBN, page 57:
      "Doubletime up to the ville and souvenir me one cute orphan, man, but be sure you get a dirty one, a really skuzzy one."
    • 2017, Fiona Farrell, Decline and Fall on Savage Street, →ISBN, page 84:
      The word is they're waiting for some blokes who had gone off souveniring before the order was announced.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French souvenir.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /su.vəˈnir/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sou‧ve‧nir

NounEdit

souvenir n (plural souvenirs, diminutive souvenirtje n)

  1. souvenir

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DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: suvenir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French soubvenir, from Old French sovenir, from Latin subvenīre, present active infinitive of subveniō (come to mind, occur to), from sub + veniō. Doublet of subvenir.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

souvenir

  1. (reflexive, transitive with de) to remember
    Synonym: rappeler
    Je me souviens de toi.I remember you.
    Est-ce que vous vous souvenez de ce que vous m'avez dit la semaine dernière ?
    Do you remember what you told me last week?

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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NounEdit

souvenir m (plural souvenirs)

  1. memory (mental picture)
    Je n'ai pas le souvenir de t'avoir dit ça…
    I don't remember telling you that…
    (literally, “I don't have the memory of me having told you that…”)
  2. souvenir
    J'ai ramené un souvenir de Paris.
    I have brought back a souvenir of Paris.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French souvenir.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

souvenir m (invariable)

  1. souvenir

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ souvenir in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Further readingEdit

  • souvenir in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

souvenir

  1. Alternative form of sovenir

ConjugationEdit

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


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French souvenir.

NounEdit

souvenir m (plural souvenirs)

  1. souvenir

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