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revenir

revenir

Catalan

Verb

revenir (first-person singular present revinc, past participle revingut)

  1. come again
  2. return
  3. of a river, to rise in level

Conjugation

As intervenir.

Related terms

  • reveniment m

References


French

Etymology

From Middle French revenir, from Old French revenir, from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō (come back, return).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁəv(ə)niʁ/

Verb

revenir

  1. to come back, to return
    Je reviens de mes vacances.
    I'm coming back from my holiday.
    Je n'ai pas l'intention de revenir à Paris.
    I am not planning on returning to Paris.
  2. (cooking, preceded by faire) to brown
    Mettez un peu de beurre et d’huile et faites revenir sur le gaz.
    Put in a bit of butter and oil and brown on the gas cooker.

See also

Conjugation

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -venir, such as convenir and devenir, are conjugated this way.

Derived terms

Anagrams


Middle French

Etymology

From Old French revenir.

Verb

revenir

  1. to come back, to return

Descendants


Old French

Etymology

First attested circa 980 in La Vie de Saint Léger, inherited from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō.

Verb

revenir

  1. to come back, to return

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem revien distinct from the unstressed stem reven, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants

References


Spanish

Etymology

From re- + venir, or from Latin revenīre, present active infinitive of reveniō.

Verb

revenir (first-person singular present revengo, first-person singular preterite revine, past participle revenido)

  1. (intransitive) to return, revert
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to shrink, reduce
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to go bad, spoil, turn sour (of food)

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