Souvenir etymology


English word souvenir comes from Latin venio ((intransitive) I approach. (intransitive) I come.), French venir, Latin sub, Latin sub- (Sub-.)

Etymology of souvenir

Detailed word origin of souvenir

Dictionary entry Language Definition
venio Latin (lat) (intransitive) I approach. (intransitive) I come.
venir French (fr) (intransitive) To come (to move from one place to another that is nearer the speaker).
sub Latin (lat) (with ablative) about, around (time). (with ablative) at the feet of. (with ablative) behind. (with ablative) under, beneath. (with ablative) within, during. (with accusative) under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion). (with accusative) until, before, up to, about.
sub- Latin (lat) Sub-.
subvenio Latin (lat) I come up, come to mind, occur to.. I support, assist, come to the aid of, rescue.
sovenir Old French (fro) To remember; to recall.
soubvenir Middle French (frm) (reflexive, se soubvenir) to remember.
souvenir French (fr) (reflexive, with de) to remember Memory (mental picture).. Souvenir.
souvenir English (en) (transitive) To take (an article) as a souvenir, especially illicitly, for example during wartime. An item of sentimental value, to remember an event or location.