Definition of advene in English:



  • no object To arrive, to come (to), especially at a significant juncture; (especially of something immaterial) to become a feature of or bear upon a situation, matter, etc., without being essential to it; to be added incidentally or as an adjunct.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Noah Biggs (fl. 1651), medical practitioner and social reformer. From classical Latin advenīre to come (to), arrive (at), reach from ad- + venīre to come. Compare Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French, French avenir, (now chiefly) advenir to happen, to be suitable or fitting, to succeed, to arrive, to come.