souvent

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin subinde, which consists of sub + inde. The original meaning of subinde was “immediately after”, which then evolved to “repeatedly” and then to “often”.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /su.vɑ̃/
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AdverbEdit

souvent

  1. often
    Je visite la France trop souvent.
    I visit France too often.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1964, Albert Dauzat; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand, Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse:

GuernésiaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin subinde.

AdverbEdit

souvent

  1. often
Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 02:35