Avenir etymology


French word avenir comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem-, English writ, Proto-Indo-European *-yéti, and later Proto-Italic *gʷenjō (To come.)

Etymology of avenir

Detailed word origin of avenir

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*gʷem- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
writ English (en) (archaic) That which is written; writing.. (legal) A written order, issued by a court, ordering someone to do (or stop doing) something.. Authority, power to enforce compliance. (archaic, nonstandard).
*-yéti Proto-Indo-European (ine) Creates intransitive, often deponent, imperfective verbs from roots.
*gʷm̥-yé-ti Proto-Indo-European (ine)
venire facias Latin (lat)
*gʷm̥yéti Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*gʷenjō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To come.
venire Latin (lat)
venir Old French (fro) To come; to arrive.
venir Middle French (frm) To come (go to a specified location).
venir French (fr) (intransitive) To come (to move from one place to another that is nearer the speaker).
avenir French (fr) Future.

Words with the same origin as avenir

Descendants of *gʷem-

devenir venir