arriver etymology

French word arriver comes from French rive (Bank (of a river).), French a-

Detailed word origin of arriver

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rive French (fra) Bank (of a river).
a- French (fra) A prefix forming words, especially verbs, that denote entering a state, making progress toward a goal, or the like. A-, non-, -less.
arriver French (fra) To arrive (often followed by a location). To be able to, to manage (to do something successfully) (see also parvenir). To happen (unlike other translations of happen, can be used with an indirect object to specify something/somebody affected by the action; it may also be used with a relative clause in the subjunctive). To obtain a level of success or fame.

Words with the same origin as arriver

Descendants of rive
arrivant arrivée rivage
Descendants of a-
aborder accoucher accouplement accoupler affaiblir affaire agenouiller allonger amener apaiser apitoyer assommer attarder atterrir attraper collier déshabiller déshabillé habiller rattrapage rattraper rhabiller