Advent

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noun Ad·vent \ˈad-ˌvent, chiefly British -vənt\

Definition of Advent

  1. 1 :  the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting

  2. 2a :  the coming of Christ at the Incarnation (see incarnation 1a(2))b :  second coming

  3. 3 not capitalized :  a coming into being or use the advent of spring the advent of pasteurization the advent of personal computers

Origin and Etymology of advent

Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin adventus, going back to Latin, “arrival, appearance,” from adven-, variant stem of advenīre “to arrive” (from ad- ad- + venīre “to come,” going back to Indo-European *gwem-i̯e-) + -tus, suffix of action nouns — more at 1come


First Known Use: 12th century

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