avenue etymology

English word avenue comes from Latin venio ((intransitive) I approach. (intransitive) I come.), Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.)

Detailed word origin of avenue

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
venio Latin (lat) (intransitive) I approach. (intransitive) I come.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
advenire Latin (lat)
avenir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To happen.
avenue Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
avenue French (fra) (dated) avenue (principal walk or approach to a house or other building). (figuratively) avenue (means by which something may be accomplished). (specifically) a radial avenue (an avenue radiating from a central point, especially bordered with trees). Avenue (broad street, especially bordered with trees).
avenue English (eng) A broad street, especially one bordered by trees.. A method or means by which something may be accomplished.. A way or opening for entrance into a place; a passage by which a place may be reached; a way of approach or of exit.. The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.

Words with the same origin as avenue

Descendants of venio
adventure adventurous convenience convenient convent convention conventional coven covenant event inconvenient intervention invent invention inventor prevent souvenir venture
Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent