survenir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sur- +‎ venir.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /syʁ.və.niʁ/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

survenir

  1. to occur
  2. to happen unexpectedly
  3. (of a person) to appear, arrive (unexpectedly)
    "Un loup survient à jeun, qui cherchait aventure" - Jean de la Fontaine
    A wolf on an empty stomach appeared, looking for adventure

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.

SynonymsEdit

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