souvenir etymology

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

Detailed word origin of souvenir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
venio Latin (lat) (intransitive) I approach. (intransitive) I come.
venir French (fra) (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 (fra) (reflexive, with de) to remember Memory (mental picture).. Souvenir.
souvenir English (eng) (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.

Words with the same origin as souvenir

Descendants of venio
adventure adventurous avenue convenience convenient convent convention conventional coven covenant event inconvenient intervention invent invention inventor prevent venture
Descendants of sub
succeed success successful succession sudden suffer suffering suffice sufficient suffocate suggest suggestion summon summons support suppress surrogate suspect suspicion
Descendants of sub-
assume presumably presume resume resurrection source subject substance substantial subtle supply suppose surge suspension sustain