avenir etymology

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

Detailed word origin of avenir

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷem- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
writ English (eng) (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-pro) Creates intransitive, often deponent, imperfective verbs from roots.
*gʷm̥-yé-ti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
venire facias Latin (lat)
*gʷm̥yéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*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 (fra) (intransitive) To come (to move from one place to another that is nearer the speaker).
avenir French (fra) Future.

Words with the same origin as avenir

Descendants of *gʷem-
aventure avenue bas base baseball convention couvent devenir effet efficace intervenir inventer invention parvenir prévenir revenir revenue souvenir venir vent éliminer évident évolution événement
Descendants of writ
advenable circonvenir convenable convenant convenir provenir prévenance redevenir revenant viendez éventualité
Descendants of *-yéti
appeler avis baiser blesser blessure chercher conscience continuer donner déjeuner dîner empêcher envie excuser hors inquiéter menace revoir télé vis visage vision voir